Theory and materials design in revolutionary times: Designing novel optoelectronic responses using symmetry and band topology

In this talk, I will emphasize the ways that physical formulation and insight guide the discovery of new materials, enhancing data-driven approaches. Specific examples will include the advancement of bulk photovoltaics and topological semimetals. The interlocking roles of symmetry, band topology, defects, electron counting, dimensionality crossover, and nanoscale patterning will be developed, and the connection of these phenomena with data searching techniques will be explained. 

Date: 
11 Apr 2018
Time: 
4:00PM
Location: 
104 Gore Hall
Speaker: 
Andrew M. Rappe, University of Pennsylania
Host: 
Nikolic