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Gordon Research Seminar — Conductivity and Magnetism in Molecular Materials

11th August 2018 - 12th August 2018
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, United States


Inspired by the remarkable success of the first Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Conductivity and Magnetism in Molecular Materials and in support to the themes of the Gordon Research Conference (GRC), the upcoming GRS is designed to provide a knowledge-sharing platform for graduate students and postdocs. These young researchers will come together to share new results on topics that address challenges in both fundamental and applied areas of conductivity and magnetism. Molecular materials have risen to prominence largely due to their flexible design, tunable interactions and rewarding applications. The typical low energy scales associated with these materials allow for scrutiny and control of emergent phenomena, such as superconductivity, magnetic order and metal-insulator transitions to mention just a few, by comparably small changes of selected tuning parameters like pressure, irradiation or external fields. Moreover, chemical modification of the molecular building blocks constitutes another powerful route towards variation of the underlying interactions. This truly bottom-up approach provides the unique opportunity to disentangle, understand and control the magnetic and electronic properties of molecular materials which leads to potential applications in ultrafast switching, quantum information and nanotechnology. Future advancements require synergistic efforts involving interdisciplinary collaborations among experiment, theory and synthetic chemistry. In this regard, the GRS is particularly dedicated to provide such opportunities and widen the horizons of junior researchers. The topics covered will reflect those of the associated GRC: strongly correlated systems and emergent phenomena; superconductivity under extreme conditions; conducting and superconducting interface devices; topological and chiral materials; new aspects in magnetism and switching; molecular spintronics; molecular qubits and quantum technologies; advanced measurements; and novel materials, functionalities, and ideas.

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