4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: SLC 1.102
Dr. Bruno Uchoa (Oklahoma)
Superconductors are states of matter where electrons can flow without any dissipation. Quantum Hall states on the other hand are insulating states of matter created by the application of a magnetic field, which quantizes the energy of the electrons moving in cyclotronic orbits. Because of the Meissner effect, a property by which superconductors entirely expel a magnetic flux, those two states do not easily coexist. I will discuss the fascinating physics that follows from superconducting condensation in quantum Hall states that do not require any magnetic flux. Those states can be created in strained crystals and optical lattices, where the strain mimics the effect of a magnetic field. I will show that condensation in this new quantum state of matter is feasible and has remarkable experimental signatures.