Welcome to the Sonier Research Group
What we do

We apply µSR to investigate local magnetic and electronic properties of quantum materials. The research in our group is primarily directed towards understanding unconventional superconductivity and other novel quantum states of matter.

We are located in the Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University. Much of our work is carried out at the Centre for Molecular and Materials Science (CMMS) at TRIUMF, which is home to several continuous spin-polarized muon beams.
What is µSR?

The use of the muon as a sensitive local probe of matter forms a collection of techniques known as muon spin rotation/relaxation/resonance (µSR). As a spin 1/2 particle, the muon serves as a pure magnetic probe of internal magnetic fields and is ideally suited for investigations of novel and exotic forms of magnetism in quantum materials.