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Wednesday, April 26th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Turan Birol, CEMS, University of Minnesota
Subject: Correlated Materials by Design

The process of materials design involves solving the inverse band structure problem to predict what stoichiometry and crystal structure give rise to desired properties. First principles methods, such as Density Functional Theory (DFT), are used extensively to predict/design novel materials, from ferroelectrics to high temperature superconductors. In this talk, I am going to discuss my materials design efforts using Dynamical Mean Field Theory (DFT+DMFT), which is the state of the art first principles method to approach on-site electronic correlations in transition metal systems. In particular, I am going to start with discussing a novel group of J=1/2 fluoro-iridates, and then move on to efforts of designing superior transparent conductors by taking advantage of the electronic correlations in the well known perovskite oxide strontium vanadate.

Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes

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