Schedule for Thursday morning, July 7th

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9am - 10am

Exotic electronic phases in graphene nanostructures

Graphene is a zero gap semiconductor with a very large Fermi velocity and low energy bands made of p-orbitals. Therefore, the influence of  correlation effects and spin-orbit coupling on the electronic properties is not expected to be large.  In this … Continue reading

Joaquín Fernández-Rossier

10am - 10.30am

Topological Fermi liquids in the doped Honeycomb lattice

We study spontaneous symmetry broken phases of spinless electrons  in the Honeycomb lattice using a tight binding model with nearest neighbors Coulomb interactions $V$. When the unit cell is enlarged to allow non-zero, selfconsistent currents inside it we find within … Continue reading

Eduardo V. Castro

10.30am - 11am

Tunable Casimir repulsion with three dimensional topological insulators

In this work, we show that switching between repulsive and attractive Casimir forces by means of external tunable parameters could be realized with two topological insulator plates. We find two regimes where a repulsive (attractive) force is found at small … Continue reading

Adolfo G. Grushin

11am - 11.30am

Coffee break

11.30am - 12.30pm

Computing Entanglement in Quantum Matter

Condensed matter physicists have recently begun exploiting the properties of entanglement as a resource for studying quantum materials.  At the forefront of current efforts is the question of how the entanglement of two subregions in a quantum many-body groundstate scales … Continue reading

Roger Melko

12.30pm - 1pm

Spin structure manipulation in three dimensional topological insulators

Topological insulators are a novel phase of condensed matter physics with unique spin structures [1]. Due to strong spin-orbit interaction he bulk of the material is insulating, but at the surface spin-polarized edge states are formed. The Fermi level crossing … Continue reading

Hugo Dil

1pm - 1.30pm

Functional properties of metal organic frameworks with perovskite structure

Hybrid materials that combine inorganic and organic components and that contain cavities and channels –the so-called metal organic frameworks (MOFs)– have been extensively studied in the last decade in view of their interesting potential applications, for example, in catalysis and … Continue reading

Manuel Sánchez Andújar