Condense Matter Physics Seminar: Magnetism in flatland, by Dr. Antia Botana of Arizona State University

November 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone

TitleMagnetism in flatland

Speaker: Dr. Antia Botana, Arizona State University

Abstract: Spontaneous magnetic order is a routine instance in three-dimensional (3D) materials but for a long time, it remained elusive in the 2D world. Recently, the first examples of 2D van der Waals crystals with magnetic order at the monolayer level, either antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic, have been reported. In this talk, I will describe the state of the art of the nascent field of magnetic 2D materials (focusing particularly on theoretical aspects), as well as challenges and some of the many different promising directions for future work.

Bio: Antia Botana is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Arizona State University. She got her PhD at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Prior to joining ASU, she was a postdoc at Argonne National Lab and at the University of California, Davis. Her research employs density functional theory to direct the computational design of materials with novel functionalities. She works on topics ranging from superconductivity to frustrated magnetism, thermoelectricity, and confinement effects in nanostructures.

Time: Nov 30, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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