Workshop Details
Enhanced Functionalities in 4 and 5d Containing Materials from Large Spin-Orbit Coupling
06/25/2024 - 06/29/2024
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.

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IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted lodging rates begin on Monday, June 24th. If you are planning to arrive on Sunday, you can stay at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport and come up to Telluride first thing on Monday. You will receive a discount at the Hampton Inn by saying you are a TSRC scientist.

The registration fee includes breakfast on each workshop day. There is also a catered picnic on Wednesday night.

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

Telluride Science is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on Telluride Science's website. Feel free to contact Telluride Science's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
721 West Colorado Avenue Telluride, CO 81435
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 524.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/31/2024

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/31/2024.

Cancellation Policy: Once a credit card has been charged, cancelled registrations will be subject to a cancellation fee. Registration fees will be automatically processed once registration is complete. A $25 cancellation fee will be retained from a registration refund. Lodging fee payments will be processed 60 days prior to arrival, and a $100 cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur after a lodging fee payment is completed. Telluride Science can only guarantee a refund for the remaining lodging fees if requested prior to the cancellation deadline that is specific to each lodging provider. Telluride Science recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Enhanced Functionalities in 4 and 5d Containing Materials from Large Spin-Orbit Coupling Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Birol, Turan University of Minnesota
Cao, Gang University of Colorado Boulder
CHEONG, SANG-WOOK Rutgers University
Dean, Mark Brookhaven National Laboratory
Fishman, Randy Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Haskel, Daniel Argonne National Laboratory
Haule, Kristjan Rutgers University
Kirilyuk, Andrei FELIX Laboratory, Radboud University
Kiryukhin, Valery Rutgers University
LEE, Hyun-Woo Pohang University of Science and Technology
Loosdrecht, Paul van University of Cologne
Musfeldt, Janice University of Tennessee
Padmanabhan, Prashant Los Alamos National Laboratory
Park, Je-Geun Seoul National University
Ratcliff, William NIST
Shoemaker, Daniel University of Illinois
Sirenko, Andrei NJIT
TAKAGI, HIDENORI Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Vanderbilt, David Rutgers University
Veenendaal, Michel van Northern Illinois University
Xia, Jing University of California Irvine
Xie, Weiwei Michigan State University
Yang, Junjie New Jersey Institute of Technology
Zapf, Vivien Los Alamos National Lab
Zhao, Liuyan University of Michigan

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