FLORIDA STATE / PEOPLE / FACULTY
Dr. Naresh Dalal, Dirac Professor
Ph.D. University of British Columbia (1984)
Programs of Research
Solid State Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry
Our research focus lies in both the synthesis and characterization of new materials exhibiting novel or improved properties, using experimental as well as theoretical techniques. Research goals include, but are not limited to 1) the study of physical properties of very high spin clusters, 2) the development of new superconductors, highly correlated electron spin systems, and more, 3) understanding of structure-property relationships, and 4) the development of novel applications or improvement of existing instrumental methods (e.g., magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, Raman spectroscopy, high field EPR probe design, NMR methods). Many types of instrumental methods are employed to measure properties of interest and to explore the underlying microscopic mechanisms. Sometimes the use of a certain method requires modification of the existing apparatus or even the development of a new one. For instance we are in the final stages of developing a 3.3 tesla EPR probe for our quantum design PPMS. In addition to these in-house instruments, collaboration with NHMFL allows for the use of high field instruments for ENDOR, DOR, MAS, MQMAS, STM, EPR, and AFM.