Quantum and Dirac Materials for Energy (QDM) Applications

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss current status and future prospects for the quantum materials and Dirac materials for energy and information technology applications using recent advances in synthesis, characterization and modeling.

Contact  

  • Institute Director
  • Dr. Alexander V. Balatsky
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 665-0077
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  • Deputy Director
  • Dr. Jennifer S. Martinez
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 665-0045
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  • Deputy Director
  • Dr. Nathan A. Mara
  • Institute for Materials Science
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  • Institute Administrator
  • Caryll Blount
  • Institute for Materials Science
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Quantum and Dirac Materials for Energy Applications Conference

Dates: March 8 - 11, 2015
Venue: La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sponsors: Los Alamos, Royal Institute of Technology and Nordita

QDM-15 Conference Program (pdf)

Recent developments in the synthesis and characterization of novel materials like Dirac materials highlight the importance of the combined theory and modeling together with the advanced spectroscopies of materials.

This workshop served to discuss current status and future prospects for quantum materials and Dirac materials for energy and information technology applications using recent advances in synthesis, characterization and modeling. Particular attention was paid to the nonequilibrium and pumped probes of materials and Dirac materials. We were delighted by the broad scope of the speakers who covered these topics in an informal setting. This allowed for significant time for informal discussions amongst the speakers and participants.

Organizing Committee

New Mexico Consortium contact: Shannan Yeager

Speakers



Session Chairs

Sunday afternoon: Alexander Balatsky
Monday morning: Avadh Saxena
Monday afternoon: David Abergel
Tuesday afternoon: Ulf Karlsson

Roundtables

Roundtable 1

Moderators

Avadh Saxena and Ulf Karlsson

Participants

C. Barnes, A. Bishop, Q. Jia, C. Mielke, A. Migliori, J. Sarrao, A. Taylor (LANL); U. Karlsson, M. M‪ånsson, (KTH); J. Fransson (UU)

Roundtable 2

Moderators

Nate Mara and Waclaw Gudowski

Participants

O. Anderoglu, M. Caro, N. Mara, A. Migliori (LANL); W. Gudowski  (KTH)

Roundtable 3

Moderators

Jeff Wills, Alexander Balatsky and Olaf Eriksson

Participants

C. Batista, A. Bishop, D. Clark, J. Sarrao, A. Taylor, J.Wills, J. Zhu (LANL); O. Eriksson (UU)

Agenda

Sunday, March 8th 2015
11:00 – 12:00 Arrival and Check-in at La Fonda on the Plaza – Santa Fe, New Mexico
13:00 – 17:00 Kick-off Afternoon session in the New Mexico Meeting Room
13:00 – 13:10 D. Clark: Welcome
13:10 – 13:20 A. Balatsky: Organization and General Comments
13:20 – 14:00 A. Saxena: Mesoscale and Multiferroics
14:00 – 14:40 O. ErikssonMultipurpose Electronic Database for Correlated Systems (pdf)
14:40 – 15:20 C. Batista: Skyrmions and Frustration
15:20 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:20 E. Rossi: Kondo Effect and Non-­‐Fermi Liquid Behavior in Dirac Materials (pdf)
16:20 – 17:00 F. Ronning: The "115" Superconductors (pdf)
17:00 – 17:40 W. Zurek: Quench in Quantum Phase Transitions
18:00 – 19:00 QDM Meeting Reception at La Fonda Terraza 
19:00 – 23:00 QDM Dinner at La Fonda Terraza (reservation required)
Monday, March 9th 2015
7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast in the Santa Fe Meeting Room at La Fonda (provided by La Fonda Hotel)
9:00 – 12:00 Morning session in the New Mexico Meeting Room
9:00 – 9:40 JC Séamus Davis: : Atomic-scale Imaging of the Dirac-Mass Landscape in Ferromagnetic Topological Insulators
9:40 – 10:20 J.X. ZhuLocal electronic structure and inhomogeneity in heavy fermion systems
10:20 – 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:20 P. Hofmann: Electronic Structure and Electron Dynamics in 2D Materials (pdf)
11:20 – 12:00 A. Balatsky: Dirac Materials (pdf)
12:00 – 13:20 Break for Lunch at La Terraza (provided by La Fonda Hotel)
13:20 – 17:00 Afternoon session in the New Mexico Meeting Room
13:20 – 14:00 R. McDonald: High Fields and Topological States
14:00 – 14:40 D. Yarotski: Pumped Probes and Topological States (pdf)
14:40 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:40 A. Mohite: Properties of Chalcogenites
15:40 – 16:00 M. MånssonTowards Sodium-based Solid State Energy Storage
16:00 – 16:40 O. Tjernberg: ARPES on Crystalline Topological Insulators
17:00  19:30 Speaker-Participant discussions
Tuesday, March 10th 2015
Afternoon Session in New Mexico Meeting Room
7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast in the Santa Fe Meeting Room (provided by La Fonda Hotel)
9:00 – 12:00 Morning session in the New Mexico Meeting Room
9:00 – 9:40 J. Edge: Multiband Effects in Interfacial Superconductors (pdf)
9:40 – 10:00 J. Paaske: Yu-­‐Shiba-­‐Rusinov States and Edge Zero Modes in Superconductors
10:00 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 11:00 D. Abregel: One Dimensional Excitons
11:00 – 11:30 S. Schmitt: Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering on One-Dimensional Cuprate and Oxide Heterostructure Materials
11:30 – 12:00 E.J. Sie (Gedik Group): Breaking Time-reversal Symmetry in WS2 with Light
12:00 – 12:40 A. TaylorUltrafast Dynamics in Correlated Electron Materials
12:40 – 13:30 Break for Lunch at La Terraza (provided by La Fonda Hotel)
13:30 – 17:40 Afternoon Session in the New Mexico Meeting Room
13:30 – 13:45 L. Kari - Dean, School of Science: Research at KTH (pdf)
13:45 – 14:00 A. Bishop - Principle Associate Lab Director: Research at Los Alamos
14:00 – 14:15 U. Karlsson: KTH Materials Platform
14:15 – 14:30 J. Sarrao - Associate Lab Director: Theory, Experiment Matter in Extreme Conditions
14:30 – 14:45 W. Gudowski - PI, Head: Nuclear Reactor Research in KTH
14:45 – 17:00 3 Round Tables – the New Mexico Meeting Room
Round table 1 - Materials in Extreme - Magnet Lab, MARIE, LUMOS, CINT:
C Mielke, A. Taylor, Q. Jia, J. Sarrao, C. Barnes, A. Bishop (LANL), U. Karlsson, M. Månsson, (KTH), J. Fransson (UU)

Round table 2 - Materials for Nuclear Energy - Nuclear reactor safety and Nuclear Energy Programs:
M. Miller, S. Maloy, N. Mara, W. Gudowski, S. Bechta (KTH)

Round table 3 - Computational Materials Initiative And  F- Electron Actinide Materials Database:
J.Wills, J. Zhu, C. Batista, J. Sarrao, A. Taylor, A. Bishop (LANL), O. Eriksson (UU)
17:00 - 19:30 Summary of Round table discussions and discussion wrap-up
Wednesday, March 11th 2015
7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast in the Stiha Room (provided by La Fonda Hotel)
9:00 – 12:00 Morning session in the Stiha Room (with short coffee break)
9:00 – 12:00 Round table wind-up session (end time is tentative)
12:45 Meet in front of Hotel Reception for transportation to Los Alamos
12:55 – 14:00 Travel to Los Alamos National Laboratory
14:00 – 14:30 Los Alamos Badge office to get badges
14:30 – 17:45 Tour of Los Alamos Facility – by pre-arrangement with A. Balatsky
14:30 – 15:30 CINT tour - Jia Quanxi
15:30 – 16:00 CNLS tour - Robert Ecke and Aric Hagberg
16:15 – 17:45 NHMFL tour - Charles Mielke
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