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From the Lab of Tyrel McQueen


Like a flock of birds or a school of fish, electrons acting in tandem create patterns and behavior that are more than the sum of their parts.”
Tyrel McQueen, Associate Professor

The McQueen Lab and Institute for Quantum Matter produce novel materials, such as these crystals of the cubic zirconia analog Pr2Zr2O7, in which macroscopic quantum entangled states “emerge.” The lab’s research focuses on the discovery of this emergent behavior through the design of new synthetic methods for the creation of new materials.