The research in the Golden Lab focuses on the experimental investigation of the electronic structure and properties of quantum matter and emergent materials. Our aim is to understand the surprising behaviour of low dimensional and strongly interacting electronic systems.
To do this, we apply direct spectroscopic probes of the electronic system, resolved in energy, momentum and real space. In the lab, the main experiments are ARPES, XPS, LEED and STM/STS. At international user facilities, we use the special properties of synchrotron light in the VUV, soft- and hard X-ray regimes for photoemission, X-ray absorption, dichroism and (resonant) X-ray scattering experiments.
In the Amsterdam lab, we also make new materials, growing high-quality single crystals in a variety of ways for our spectroscopic experiments, optical probes in the van Heumen lab and (magneto)transport in the de Visser lab.
For a break-down of the research topics we are currently working on, click here.