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Colloquium: Kam Moler: Quantum Rings of Many Things

When: Friday, November 13, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Contact: Peri Drury   (847) 491-7650

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic


Abstract: Electrons create magnetic fields, so materials that manifest quantum-mechanical and strongly correlated electron behavior must have magnetic signatures. Although distinctive, interesting, and informative, these magnetic signals are hard to measure. In this talk, I will take you on a tour of mesoscopic magnetic phenomena. We will visit metallic rings that exhibit persistent currents despite having a finite resistance; see images of superfluid density that provides clues to the origin of superconductivity; view landscapes of paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, conductivity and superconductivity in exotic materials; and manipulate quantum vortices, one-dimensional elastic objects moving through energy landscapes. These advances in nanomagnetic imaging provide insight into the interplay of disorder, order, and dimensionality in quantum-mechanical phase-coherent states in real materials.

Seminar Speaker: Kam Moler, Standford University

Host: Bill Halperin

Meeting Details:
Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Central Time) on Zoom.

Zoom info:
Please email if you would like access to the Zoom meeting link.

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