Physics at Virginia

"The Chemistry of Quantum Materials"

Leslie Schoop , Princeton University
[Host: Dima Pesin]

Quantum materials are hoped to change technology in various aspects. However, most of the desired applications are hindered by the lack of suitable materials. In my group we are using concepts from chemistry to understand, predict and synthesize new quantum materials. In this talk, I will show how simple concepts, such as measuring bond distances, allow us to make predictions about electronic structures of materials, which we can then use to find new topological materials. We then can combine this with structural building blocks containing magnetic elements to design materials with non-colinear or even non-coplanar magnetism. I will give a general overview how powerful chemical concepts are in materials discovery and highlight a flute of materials that were discovered in this light.

Friday, November 3, 2023
3:30 PM
Clark Hall, Room 107
Note special room.


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