Sep 18 – 20, 2013
Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: Superconductivity

Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: Novel Interaction Phenomena

organisation: Jan Hugo Dil and Christian Rüegg

duration: 1.0 days

location: WWHB/106


The influence of interactions in electron systems is a large and intensely studied field in condensed matter physics. Strong interactions can lead to a whole realm of exotic physical phenomena, such as unconventional superconductivity, metal-insulator transitions, multiferroicity, or topological effects. The goal of this workshop is to bring together the communities using photons, neutrons, and muons to study such systems, with theorists and experimentalists aiming to use novel techniques and/or extreme measurement conditions. The main focus is twofold: one topic is systems where spin-orbit interaction plays an important role in the formation of novel phases, such as topological insulators, iridates, and unconventional Rashba systems. The second main topic is multiple order parameters and the influence of small perturbations on the obtained phase.
The workshop will last a full day with sessions organized according to topic rather than technique. A full session will be reserved for experiments performed under extreme conditions or with novel techniques. Oral contributions and posters are welcomed within the broad scope of the workshop.