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Symposium QT07-3D Topological Semimetals—From Fundamentals to Applications

The existence of three-dimensional Dirac or Weyl cones and their associated massless quasiparticles in 3D topological semimetals is a relative recent discovery that has invigorated a vibrant new research field. Using the quasiparticles as analogs of (currently undiscovered) elementary particles, these materials provide a means to study aspects of fundamental particle physics. Their peculiar electronic structure properties are a rich playground for studying electron and phonon transport, optical and magnetic phenomena, as well as the interplay between band-structure topology with correlation effects. Finally, their exceptional electron and phonon transport properties also promise applications in novel technologies. This symposium invites contributions covering the full scientific spectrum of 3D topological semimetals, both in bulk and thin film form, from fundamentals to applications.

Topics will include:

  • Dirac vs Weyl semimetals
  • Electronic and magnetic structure
  • Topological states in correlated electron systems
  • Dirac materials with charge density wave order
  • Opto-electronic and magneto-optical properties
  • Collective excitations in topological semimetals
  • Controlling materials properties by predictive synthesis
  • Bulk and thin film synthesis of topological semimetals and heterostructures
  • Materials design and discovery
  • Defects, doping, and atomic disorder
  • Novel applications of Dirac and Weyl semimetals
  • Topological semimetal devices
  • Topological materials for energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, and interconnects

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Junyeong Ahn (Harvard University, USA)
  • Kirstin Alberi (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Bogdan Bernevig (Princeton University, USA)
  • Ching-tzu Chen (IBM Corporation, USA)
  • Mark Edmonds (Monash University, Australia)
  • Claudia Felser (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
  • Liang Fu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Sinead Griffin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Shin-ichi Kimura (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Qiong Ma (Boston College, USA)
  • Prineha Narang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Stuart Parkin (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany)
  • Silke Paschen (Technische Universitat Wien, Austria)
  • Nitin Samarth (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Niels Schröter (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany)
  • Bahadur Singh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
  • Pawel Starowicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Susanne Stemmer (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Fazel Tafti (Boston College, USA)
  • Masaki Uchida (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Suyang Xu (Harvard University, USA)
  • Yang Zhang (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Stephan Lany
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , Stephan.Lany@nrel.gov

Rafal Kurleto
University of Colorado Boulder
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , Rafal.Kurleto@colorado.edu

Stephanie Law
The Pennsylvania State University
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , slaw@psu.edu

Hsin Lin
Academia Sinica
Institute of Physics
Taiwan
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , nilnish@gate.sinica.edu.tw

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