Workshop Details
Enhanced Functionalities in 4 and 5d Containing Material from Large Spin-Orbit Coupling
06/14/2015 - 06/18/2015
Meeting Description:

The physics and chemistry of heavy elements, principally lanthanides and 5d transition metals, is distinguished by strong spin-orbit coupling, which can have a dramatic effect on materials properties. The scientific understanding of spin-orbit coupling in 5d atoms is especially challenging and rewarding because the 5d orbitals become involved in partially covalent bonds with neighboring anions. Interest in 4 and 5d oxides, chalcogenides, and pnictides has blossomed in recent years in response to scientific advances and applications in the areas of hard magnets, topological insulators, multiferroics, superconductors, and thermoelectrics. An in-depth comparison between theory and experiment has, however, been missing, and new cross-disciplinary theoretical- computational-experimental collaborations are needed to advance this field.

The program of the proposed workshop will focus on understanding how spin-orbit coupling enhances functionality in compounds containing 5d ions. Specifically, we wish to clarify how properties depend on control parameters such as strength of spin-orbit coupling, d-shell filling, dimensionality, structural distortions, and mixing of 3d and 5d ions for greater chemical flexibility. We will also seek to identify the key factors needed to develop materials with strong magnetocrystalline anisotropy, interesting topological properties, novel charge/orbital order or superconductor pairing mechanisms, and giant magnetoelectric, multiferroic, or magneto-optic effects. The workshop will include theorists, computational scientists, and experimentalists working actively on these topics. The recent discovery of novel charge density wave transitions and high temperature polymerization in IrTe2 is particularly well-suited for discussion and even a public lecture in the town of Telluride.

Notes:

If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 West Columbia Avenue Telluride, CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Agosta, Charles Clark University 6/14
6/17
Y
Analytis, James university of california berkeley 6/13
6/18
Y
Blundell, Stephen University of Oxford 6/14
6/19
Y
Cao, Gang University of Kentucky 6/13
6/18
Cheong, Sang-Wook Rutgers University 6/7
6/20
Haskel, Daniel Argonne National Laboratory 6/9
6/17
Hebard, Arthur University of Florida 6/13
6/18
Heine, Thomas Jacobs University Bremen 6/12
6/18
Y
Hill, Stephen Florida State University and NHMFL
Hong, Ziruo UCLA 6/14
6/18
Y
Kaul, Ribhu University of Kentucky 6/13
6/18
Y
Kee, Hae-Young University of Toronto 6/14
6/17
Y
Khomskii, Daniil II. Physikalisches Institut,Cologne University 6/7
6/19
Y
Kiryukhin, Valery Rutgers University 6/13
6/18
Kumar, Pradeep University of Florida 6/13
6/19
Lynn, Jeffrey National Institute of Standards and Technology 6/13
6/18
Mandrus, David University of Tennessee 6/16
6/18
Maple, M. Brian University of California, San Diego
Mazumdar, Dipanjan Southern Illinois University
Musfeldt, Janice University of Tennessee 6/13
6/18
Nagler, Stephen Oak Ridge National Laboratory 6/13
6/18
Pasupathy, Abhay Columbia University 6/13
6/18
Y
Schwarz, Udo Yale University 6/13
6/18
Shen, Kyle Cornell University 6/14
6/18
Singleton, John National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Takagi, Hidenori University of Tokyo 6/13
6/18
Vanderbilt, David Rugters University 6/13
6/18
Y
Yeom, Han Woong Institure for Basic Science 6/13
6/18
Zak, Alla Holon Institute of Technology
Zapf, Vivien Los Alamos National Lab 6/7
6/17

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Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
Email: info@telluridescience.org
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