Past colloquia and seminars


Tuning of charge density waves in correlated metals – New results and insights

Academic or specialist Seminar

External control of electronic phases in correlated-electron materials is a long-standing challenge of condensed-matter research. In the recent years it has been realized that the underlying crystal lattice was more than a mere spectator and could be used as an insightful tuning knob. In the first part of this talk, I will show how the combination of pressure (hydrostatic or uniaxial) tuning and x-ray spectroscopy has been used in the course of the last decade to gain fresh insights on the properties of CDW in high temperature superconducting cuprates [1-3].
The second part of the talk, I will focus on BaNi2As2, a non-magnetic analogue of the parent compound of Fe-based superconductors. In this material incommensurate and commensurate CDW have been recently reported and yield a new form of electronic nematicity which strongly couples to the crystal lattice.

[1] S. M. Souliou, et al. Phys. Rev. B 97 020503 (2018)
[2] H. H. Kim, S. M. Souliou et al. Science 362 1040 (2018)
[3] H. H. Kim, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 126 037002 (2021)

When? 02.07.2021 14:00
Where? PER 08 2.73
Chemin du Musée 3
1700 Fribourg
speaker Prof. Matthieu Le Tacon
Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies, KIT
Contact Département de physique
Christian Bernhard