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Jessica McChesney

Argonne National Laboratory
E-mail: jessica_mcchesney @ avs.org

JESSICA MCCHESNEY is a physicist at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, who studies the electronic properties of materials using x-ray techniques. She investigates the interplay between the spin, charge, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom by utilizing resonant and non-resonant angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSXS). It is from the competition between these degrees of freedom in many-body systems, exotic quantum ground states emerge including topological surface states, bulk Weyl nodes, novel magnetic and charge order, the formation of two-dimensional electron gases and superconductivity. Her research explores how controlling the dimensionality and interface between two materials can be used to derive new properties and has applications in quantum computing and sensing, nanoelectronics and energy storage needs.