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Symposium QT04—Topology and Exotic Quantum Phases in 3D Materials

Fast, high-density, energy-efficient nano-devices are required to push quantum information processing beyond Moore’s era. The current challenges lie in designing new transistor concepts and miniaturized energy-saving components that are small enough to fit in a transistor. This necessitates research on the development of new quantum materials, which has led to recent advances in high-Tc superconductors, magnetic and non-magnetic topological materials, chiral magnetic materials among others. A promising avenue is provided by layered magnetic topological insulators as ideal platforms for manipulating topologically protected edge states to build novel electronics, valleytronics, and spintronics architectures. Similarly, the recently discovered superconducting phase of transition metal dichalcogenides holds promise for applications in quantum information science. With parallel theoretical and experimental advances, new quantum materials and their heterostructures are thus the key for ushering in the era of quantum technologies. Interest in quantum materials spans over multiple research disciplines and industries.

This Symposium will encompass theoretical studies and experimental discovery as well as applications research. It will enable active dialog between the experts from materials science, physics, chemistry, quantum information science, and device communities.

Abstracts are solicited in relevant experimental (growth, spectroscopy, (magneto) transport, local-probe techniques, devices and related issues) and theoretical (high-throughput design, first-principles- predictions, theory of experiment, device models) areas involving wide classes of quantum materials. Contributions that feature multidisciplinary research are of special interest.

Topics will include:

  • Magnetic and non-magnetic (strong, weak, crystalline) 3D topological insulators
  • Weyl, Dirac, nodal line, and other 3D topological semimetals
  • Higher order topological insulators
  • Discovery and design of correlated-electron materials and 3D superconductors
  • Theory and simulation of novel 3D topological materials and exotic quantum phases
  • Characterizations and device applications of 3D topological materials and exotic quantum phases

Invited Speakers:

  • Nurit Avraham (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Tamalika Banerjee (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Arun Bansil (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Silke Bühler-Paschen (TU Wien, Austria)
  • Mei-Yin Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Daniel Dessau (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • Hsin Lin (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Ni Ni (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Mikhail Otrokov (Donostia International Center of Physics, Spain)
  • Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta (S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India)
  • Su-Yang Xu (Harvard University, USA)
  • Liuyan Zhao (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Sugata Chowdhury
Howard University
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Anna Isaeva
The University of Amsterdam
Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut

Xiaofeng Qian
Texas A&M University
Materials Science and Engineering

Bahadur Singh
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science

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