Vesna F. Mitrovic Associate Professor of Physics

Professor Mitrovic joined the Brown Physics Department in 2003. A graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, she received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2001. She has done postdoctoral work at Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Grenoble, France).

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

H. Mayaffre, S. Kramer, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, K. Miyagawa, K. Kanoda, and V. F. Mitrovic, Evidence of Andreev bound states as a hallmark of the FFLO phase k-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu(NCS)2, Nature Physics, doi:10.1038/nphys3121, (2014).

M.-A. Vachon, G. Koutroulakis, V. F. Mitrovic, Ookie Ma, J. B. Marston, A. P. Reyes, P. Kuhns, R Coldea, and Z Tylczynski, Nature of the low energy excitations in the short range ordered phase of Cs2CuCl4 as revealed by 133Cs NMR, New J. Phys. 13, 093029 (2011). (IOP-Select Article)

G. Koutroulakis, M. D. Stewart, V. F. Mitrovic, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, G. Lapertot, J. Flouquet, Field Evolution of Coexisting Superconducting and Magnetic Orders in CeCoIn5, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 087001 (2010).

G. Koutroulakis, V. F. Mitrovic, M. Hortavic, C. Berthier, G. Lapertot, J. Flouquet, Field Dependence of the Ground State in the Exotic Superconductor CeCoIn5: a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 047004 (2008).

V. F. Mitrovic, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, G. Knebel, G. Lapertot, J. Flouquet, Observation of Spin Susceptibility Enhancement in the Possible Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov State of CeCoIn5, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 117002 (2006).

research overview

Professor Mitrovic's research is in the area of experimental condensed matter physics. Magnetic resonance techniques are used to study unconventional superconductivity, low-dimensional systems, quantum phase transitions, quantum magnetism, functional semiconductors, nanoparticles, and topological states of matter.

research statement

Her research interests include study of the quantum phenomena arising in strongly correlated electron systems at low temperatures and high magnetic fields using magnetic resonance techniques. 

Quantum Magnetism: Microscopic nature of exotic phases that arise in systems with strong spin orbit coupling, where spin is not a good quantum number, and nature of 2D spin-liquids.  

Superconductivity: What is the role of magnetism and nematicity in establishing unconventional superconductivity? What is the nature of superconducting states formed in fermionic systems with an equal number of two species distinguished by spin? Microscopic nature of superconducting phases in high magnetic fields?

Topological States: Role of spin in transport properties of the topological surface states. 

funded research

NHMFL - User Collaboration Grant Program (NSF) - (Co-PI with A. P. Reyas and P.L. Khuns) (2015-2017)

NSF -  MRI (Co-PI with Gang Xiao) (09/2012 - 02/2014)

NSF - CAREER (07/2006- 06/2011)

NSF - Materials World Network (07/2007 - 06/2010)

NIH - SBIR phase I with Millikelvin Technologies  - (09/2009 - 08/2010)

NIH - SBIR phase I with Millikelvin Technologies  - (04/2009 - 03/2010)

NSF (NSF-IMR) (07/01/2005-11/01/2006)
BNL (DOE) (PI is Cedomir Petrovic) (02/2005- 02/2008)