CM Seminar - Strongly correlated materials: from topological superconductivity to dark matter detection
Meeting ID: 641 8301 1430
Abstract: Quantum materials containing lanthanide or actinide elements are fascinating because their f electrons may interact with the sea of conduction electrons and give rise to novel emergent phenomena. In addition, the combination of strong electronic correlations and non-trivial topology presents a powerful paradigm with the possibility of unprecedented experimental realizations. In this talk, I will present recent experimental insights into novel strongly correlated materials ranging from topological superconductor candidate UTe2 to narrow-gap semiconductor Eu5In2Sb6.
Bio: Priscila Rosa received her PhD in physics in 2013 from the University of Campinas, Brazil. She then joined the University of California at Irvine as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2015, she was awarded a Director’s postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory before becoming a staff scientist in 2016. Her main research interest is the synthesis and characterization of strongly correlated quantum materials that exhibit emergent phenomena, such as unconventional superconductivity, electronic nematicity, complex magnetism, and non-trivial topology. Priscila has coauthored over 90 peer-reviewed articles as well as one patent and two book chapters. At Los Alamos, her research further focuses on the application of extreme conditions (high pressure, high magnetic field, and low temperatures) to tune novel materials towards desired functionality.