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Physics Colloquium: From Superconductors to Super-thermal-conductors: Three Examples
Friday, Mar 13, 2015
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: SLC 2.303

Dr. Bing Lv (University of Houston)

Novel materials are indispensable in the discoveries of new physics, phenomena, and functionalities for applications. This is particularly true for the high temperature superconductor (HTS) research and other energy-related research field such as thermoelectrics and thermal conductors. Searching for and discovery of the new higher Tc superconductors either novel mechanism or empirically from known/unknown compounds with unusual structural features have been the two major endeavors that accounts for the prosperity of superconductivity research. A better thermal conducting/thermoelectric material will also help tremendously on the cooling dilemma for micro/nano-electronic devices. In this talk, I shall focus on three examples with possible impact for higher Tc superconductor/ higher κ super-thermal-conductor: 1) possible interface-enhanced superconductivity in the rare-earth-doped CaFe2As2 and ultra-thin FeSe films; 2) empirically discovered new superconducting compounds SrPt6P2 and SrPt10P4; 3) the possible giant thermal conductivity in BAs single crystals. 

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Michael Kesden, 972-883-3598
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