New materials: real and imagined

Datum: 15 september 2015

Locatie: UAntwerp - Campus Groenenborger - Lokaal V0.08 - Groenenborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerpen

Tijdstip: 16 - 18 uur

Organisatie / co-organisatie: Department of Physics

Korte beschrijving: DPC lecture by Prof Richard D. James (University of Minnesota) on his research into new materials.


Prof Richard D. James will give some examples of recently discovered materials that would have been considered unlikely a few years ago. They are crystalline materials that undergo strong first-order phase transformations and yet exhibit a high degree of reversibility and vanishingly small hysteresis.  

Some of these materials also exhibit 'multiferroism': abrupt changes of magnetization, or polarization, and strain at the transformation that suggest interesting applications to energy conversion.  

We also speculate on how to search in a systematic way for broad classes of interesting, yet undiscovered, nanoscale multiferroic materials.