Workshop Details
Enhanced Functionalities in 5d Transition-Metal Compounds from Large Spin-Orbit Coupling
07/15/2013 - 07/19/2013
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.


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 Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Avenue Telluride CO 81435

Enhanced Functionalities in 5d Transition-Metal Compounds from Large Spin-Orbit Coupling Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Batista, Cristian Los Alamos National Laboratory
, Stefan Forschungszentrum Jülich
Buechner, Bernd IFW Dresden
Cao, Gang University of Kentucky
Cheong, Sang-Wook Rutgers University
Dessau, Dan University of Colorado
Gopalan, Venkatraman Pennsylvania State University
Haule, Kristjan Rutgers University
Haule, Kristjan [2nd Reservation] Rutgers University
Hill, John Brookhaven National Laboratory
Iwasa, Yoshihiro The University of Tokyo
Kiryukhin, Valery Rutgers University
McElroy, Kyle University of Colorado Boulder
Mostovoy, Maxim University of Groningen
Oh, Seongshik Rutgers University
Palstra, Thomas University of Groningen
Saha-Dasgupta, Tanusri Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materia
Takagi, Hidenori University of Tokyo
Tenne, Reshef Weizmann Institute
Vanderbilt , David Rutgers University
Woodward, Patrick Ohio State University
Xiao, Di Carnegie Mellon University
Yu, Jaejun Seoul National University
Zapf, Vivien Los Alamos National Lab
Zhang, Hongbin Rutgers University

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