Northwestern University

Wed 2:30 PM

Alexander Stern: Exotic states of matter realized under large uniaxial strain

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, F160, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cristian Pennington  

Group: Physics and Astronomy Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

Category: Academic


Alexander Stern, University of California, Irvine

Title: Exotic states of matter realized under large uniaxial strain


In this talk I will do a brief review a new uniaxial strain technique to apply strain of ~0.5% pioneered by Clifford Hicks and Andrew Mackenzie. This technique has been shown to enhance the superconducting transition temperature of Sr2RuO4. We adopted this technique to the topological Kondo insulator SmB6 to enhance the surface conduction and the bandgap due to spacially separated 2+ and 3+ regions. Additionally, the technique is applied to a GaAs quantum well to observe the formation of a meta-stable state and stripe phases around v=5/2.


Host: Venkat Chandrasekhar

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