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Colloquium – Russell Hemley, University of Illinois – Chicago

Date December 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Toward Hot Superconductivity

Realizing superconductivity in the vicinity of room temperature in hydrogen-rich materials under pressure is a topic of great current interest. Specifically, high-pressure experiments motivated by density-functional theory and conventional electron-phonon coupling models have uncovered new classes of hydrogen-rich metal hydrides, or superhydrides, with superconducting critical temperatures (Tc) in the vicinity of room-temperature at megabar pressures (i.e., >100 GPa). New findings, including studies of chemically more complex hydrides, open new avenues for creating potentially stable ‘hot’ hydrogen-rich superconductors above room temperature with parallels to the original predicdtions for atomic metallic hydrogen.

Host: James Hamlin and Peter Hirschfeld


December 9, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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