Physics Library, Room 223A, Physics Building
MU Physics & Astronomy Department's Condensed Matter - Biological Physics - Electrical & Computer Engineering seminar series presents Dr. Guang Bian, University of Missouri, "Recent Progress in Novel Topological and Functional Materials," Wednesday, January 31, at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Bian writes, "Ever since the experimental discovery of graphene and topological insulators, there have been intense research activities in searching and identifying new topological phases of condensed matter. Low energy properties of these crystalline solids have deep connections to fundamental topics in high-energy physics such as Weyl fermions, Majorana fermions, chiral anomaly and supersymmetry. Thanks to the on-going progress in synthesizing high-quality bulk crystals and improving the capabilities of photoemission spectroscopy, vast opportunities have been created for exploring new fundamental physics in solid materials. In this talk, we will discuss recent theoretical and experimental advances in Weyl semimetals, nodal-line semimetals, and topological superconductors. The observed Fermi arcs, drumhead surface states, and transport chiral anomaly suggest potential applications of these materials in electronic and spintronic devices."