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The Freedman Laboratory applies the approaches and tools of synthetic inorganic chemistry to understand and overcome fundamental obstacles in physics and energy research. For decades, synthetic inorganic chemistry has been a resource for understanding biological systems, yet there is a deficit of application of synthetic chemistry to physics challenges. Synthetic inorganic chemistry will be used to target new systems, inorganic spectroscopies will be used to probe compounds, and fundamental ligand field considerations will aid in interpretation of emerging physico-chemical phenomena and to predict new chemistry. Our research program allows each graduate student to make and measure their materials. Every student will learn synthetic techniques, crystallography, magnetism, and spectroscopy. Specific project areas are magnetism, superconductivity, and quantum computation. For more information go to the research tab.