Presented by Prof. Leslie Schoop
Hosted by Prof. Xavier Roy
Quantum materials are hoped to change technology in various aspects. However, most of the desired applications are hindered by the lack of suitable materials. In my group we are using concepts from chemistry to understand, predict and synthesize new quantum materials. In this talk, I will show how simple concepts, such as measuring bond distances, allow us to make predictions about electronic structures of materials, which we can then use to find new quantum materials of various types. I will also highlight how new quantum materials can be discovered using soft-chemical methods. I will give a general overview how powerful chemical concepts are in materials discovery and highlight a flute of materials that were discovered in this light.