Polarimetric RIXS on NCCO published as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B

 We exploited the high-resolution ERIXS spectrometer at the ID32 beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to uncover the coupling between dynamic magnetic correlations and charge order in cuprates.

In this collaboration: UC Davis, Max Planck Institute FKF, University of Minnesota, Quantum Matter Institute (UBC), ESRF, CNRS, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology , HZB, AGH Poland.


Congratulation to Martin Bluschke and collaborators. (July 2018).

We discovered the 3D stabilization of charge order in YBCO thin films, a behavior similar to what happens in bulk crystals of YBCO in high magnetic fields.

In this collaboration: Max Planck Institute FKF, HZB, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego,  LBNL, IKERBASQUE, Donostia International Physics Center.


Alex Eisner’s last lecture (June 2018).

This was his last lecture before graduating: linear response theory, Kubo formula, etc…

Alex Eisner learned and taught us the fundamentals of the quantum Hall effect and topological insulators.

Experiments at qRIXS, Advanced Light Source (June 2018)

Tim / Eduardo / Tim

Atoms and QPI on FeSe (May 2018).


Papers … (April 2018)

arXiv: 1804.09185


And congratulations to Fabio and the UBC collaborators!


Preparing equipment for CLS run (March 2018)

Tim and Sarahi

First STM measurements (Feb. 2018).

Tim by the control computer.

STM installation (part 1, Jan. 2018).


Unisoku team (Seino Yoshihide, Inui Yoshitaka and Mizuma Shinnosuke) assembling the instrument.

Inui working on the magnet.

E.H. da Silva Neto and David Barnes (UC Davis) enjoying the show.

The first atoms show up !!!

Performing Resonant X-ray Scattering experiments at the Canadian Light Source (December 2017).

CLS: Feizhou He, Ronny Sutarto. UC Davis: E.H. da Silva Neto, Davis Unruh and Junhui Shi at the beamline. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Light Source

Junhui Shi,  Davis Unruh and E.H. da Silva Neto preparing the samples. Photo by the Canadian Light Source.

Feizhou He (CLS) and Tim Boyle (UC Davis) making the final checks of the RXS chamber,

Unisoku STM arrives (Dec. 2017)

Picking up the goods with the help of Brian Devine and David Hammer.

Eduardo and the seven crates.

Ultrafast experiments with the free-electron laser at LCLS (November 2017).

Another night shift with the full team (LCLS + SLAC + UBC + UC Davis)


E.H. da Silva Neto, Tim Boyle (UC Davis). Giacomo Coslovich (LCLS), Ellia Razzoli and Fabio Boschini (UBC)…

Performing RIXS experiments at the ESRF (Sep. 2017).

The heartbeat of America was strong at the ID-20 control room.