University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michael Norman, Argonne National Lab
Subject: Superconductivity in Nickelates: Similarities and Differences from Cuprates

The recent discovery of superconductivity in Sr-doped NdNiO2 has refocused attention on the relation of nickelates to cuprates. First, I review the experimental situation, including earlier work on trilayer nickelates, as well as the new work on infinite-layer nickelates. Next, I comment on various proposed models, including charge-transfer, Mott, and Kondo. Then, I relate these models to the electronic structure of nickelates, contrasting this with cuprates. Finally, I comment on relevant parameters in regards to the observation of superconductivity.

Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov

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