Symposium QT02-Space, Energy and Time-Resolved Spectroscopies for Emergent Quantum Materials

Quantum materials are materials in which electrons behave collectively in ways unpredictable from the reductive models. These collective electronic properties exhibit quantum effects over wide energy and length scales. Information about these collective properties and the underlying entanglement are encoded in a supporting space composed of real-space, reciprocal space, and energy space, requiring precise characterizations using microscopy, diffraction, and spectroscopy. In recent years, the rapid technical developments such as synchrotron X-ray, terahertz laser, and free-electron laser have enabled characterization, control, and design of emergent quantum phases at an unprecedented level.

Given these rapid development advanced spectral characterization methods in quantum materials, we feel obliged to organize a symposium to address the vast opportunities and challenges faced by these techniques and leading to new discoveries in quantum materials. We envision this symposium to highlight most recent progress, applications and forefront challenges in various types of quantum materials, such as superconductors, topological materials, strange metals, and frustrated magnets. We emphasize the recent progress in spectral techniques, such as angular-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), neutron scattering, X-ray-absorption (XAS), inelastic resonance X-ray scattering (RIXS), and their nonequilibrium extensions. The goal of this symposium is to provide an interactive forum to facilitate materials scientists in various fields to digest the exciting progress of quantum materials with reduced knowledge barrier and identify new opportunities. Specific sessions will be organized regarding the scientific theme topics rather than with the similarity of a category of materials to benefit cross-fertilization. A couple of sessions will focus on recent methodological advances of the spectral techniques, recent discoveries of quantum phases enabled by these techniques, and computational breakthroughs.

Topics will include:

  • Novel phases in functional quantum materials and their characterizations
  • Hallmark time-resolved characterization and ultrafast control of quantum materials
  • High-precision characterization thin films and heterostructures toward quantum control and manipulation
  • Multimodal 2D materials for fundamental quantum properties exploration.
  • Materials with quantum information applications and quantum control.
  • State-of-the-art photoemission spectroscopies and their role for material studies
  • State-of-the-art neutron and X-ray scattering to explore orders in correlated materials.
  • Femtosecond to attosecond ultrafast free electron laser for materials properties far away from equilibrium.
  • Unconventional emerging materials characterization techniques
  • Theory and numerical methods about quantum materials and their spectroscopies
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Peter Abbamonte (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Charles Ahn (Yale University, USA)
  • Edoardo Baldini (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Andrew Boothroyd (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Andrea Cavalleri (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany)
  • Riccardo Comin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Mark Dean (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Adrian Feiguin (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Brent Fultz (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Martin Greven (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Emmanuel Gull (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Steve Johnston (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Wei-Sheng Lee (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
  • Young S. Lee (Stanford University, USA)
  • Claudio Mazzoli (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Daniel Mazzone (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
  • Jill Miwa (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Claude Monney (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
  • Sakura Pascarelli (European XFEL, Italy)
  • Heike Pfau (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Angel Rubio (University of the Basque Country, Germany)
  • Virginie Simonet (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
  • Takami Tohyama (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • Ming Yi (Rice University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Mingda Li
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Valentina Bisogni
Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Amelie Juhin
Sorbonne Université
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Yao Wang
Clemson University
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