Nicholas P. Butch

NPB Research Group at UMD

Our research focuses on unusual electron interactions in novel materials such as superconductors and magnets, and the breakdown of conventional electron self-organization in the vicinity of quantum phase transitions. Our efforts begin with high-quality sample synthesis, followed by extensive electronic bulk property characterization, much of which is carried out in the Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials in the physics department. We focus on experimentally tuning properties using chemical substitution, applied pressure, and high magnetic fields. Through our association with the nearby NIST Center for Neutron Research, we study our materials via neutron scattering techniques.

For more information, please visit the NPB homepage.

UMD Group Members

Nick Butch
Nicholas P. Butch, Adjunct Assistant Professor

I-Lin Liu
I-Lin Liu, Graduate Student

Eric Muccino
Eric Muccino, Undergraduate Student

Paul Neves
Paul Neves, Undergraduate Student

Positions Available

Recent or upcoming PhD graduates who are interested in postdoctoral research focusing on novel superconductivity, magnetism, and/or quantum phase transitions through a variety of techniques ranging from sample synthesis to neutron scattering are invited to apply for a NRC postdocdoral fellowship.

For more details, please contact Dr. Butch.

UMD contact info

Dr. Nicholas Butch
Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4111

(301) 405 - 6143