The Programme 2013

Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials
Somerville College, Oxford, 10 May 2013

Superconductivity and Magnetism in Novel Materials

8.40-9.00 am Registration and coffee, posters displayed

Superconductivity I

9.00-9.15 Paolo Radaelli, Oxford Physics
Challenges and opportunities of the study of Quantum Materials

9.15-10.00 Peter Hirschfeld, University of Florida, USA
Forging a Theory of Iron-based Superconductors

10.00-10:20 Simon Clarke, Oxford Chemistry
Chemistry of layered chalcogenides and oxide chalcogenides

10.20-10.50 Coffee break

10.50-11.05 Matthew Watson, Oxford Physics
Field-induced magnetic transition in an iron pnictide superconductor, Ca10(Pt3As8)((Fe/Pt)2As2)5

11.05-11.25 Susie Speller, Oxford Materials
High Resolution microstructural analysis of phase separation phenomena in Fe-based superconductors

11.25-11.40 Saman Ghannadzadeh, Oxford Physics
The upper critical field of NaFe_{1-x}Co_xAs superconductor

11.40-12.00 Ziad Melhem, Oxford Instruments
Next Generation of High Field Superconducting Magnets

12.00-2pm Lunch and Posters


Magnetism I

2.00-2.20 Stephen Blundell, Oxford Physics
Probing frustration: muons and spin ice

2.20-2.35 Andrew Princep Oxford Physics
Crystal Field States in Candidate Quantum Spin Ice Pr2Sn2O7

2.35-2.50 Eliot Kapit Oxford Physics
Dynamical Spin Waves in the Pyrochlore Magnet

2.50-3.05 Ivelisse M Cabrera, Oxford Physics
Dispersion relations near quantum criticality in the quasi 1D Ising chain CoNb2O6 in transverse magnetic field

3.05-3.20 Natasha Perks Oxford Physics
Magneto-orbital helices: A novel route to coupling magnetism and ferroelectricity in multiferroic CaMn7O12

3.20-3.35 Sam Jones, Oxford Physics
Terahertz frequency electromagnon and magnon modes in multiferroic cupric oxide

3.35-3.50 Danielle Kaminski, Oxford Physics
Antiferromagnetic ordering in quasi-low dimensional polymeric magnets: a CW-ESR study

3.50pm-4.20pm Coffee break

Superconductivity and Magnetism II

4.20-4.40 Francis Pratt, RAL
New Surprises from a Famous Organic Superconductor

4.40-5.00 Jesper Romers, Oxford Physics
Unconventional Superconductivity in Strontium Ruthenate

5.00-5.20 Moritz Hoesch, Diamond
Anharmonicity due to Electron-Phonon Coupling in Magnetite

5.20-5.35 Peter Leek, Oxford Physics
Quantum mechanics in superconducting circuits

5.35-5.55 Peter Hore, Oxford Chemistry
Do birds use entangled spins in their magnetic compass sensor?

5.55-6:00pm Closing remarks and collection of posters

After meeting chats

6-7.00 pm Royal Oak Pub (Woodstock Road)

7.00 pm Group dinner
BRANCA restaurant (7-9.15pm)
111 Walton Street
Oxford OX2 6AJ
Party Menu


Zhiming Darren TAN

Oxford Physics
Spin Dynamics of the Frustrated Extended Kagome Lattice

Pavel Dudin
Diamond Light Source
Spatially resolved ARPES for studies of correlated materials

Noriki Terada
National Institute for Materials Science
High pressure neutron diffraction experiment on triangular lattice antiferromagnet using hybrid anvil cell

Vikaran Khanna
Oxford Physics
Photoinduced Melting of Structural and Stripe order in La1.885Ba0.115CuO4
using Time Resolved Soft Xray Diffraction

James Edmands
Oxford Physics
Searching for topological superconductors

Francesca Foronda
Oxford Physics
Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons in the dimer system Cu(pyz)(gly)ClO4

Vitaliy Babenko
Oxford Materials
Optimisation of the CVD synthesis of graphene on platinum foils

Stefanie Thiem
Oxford Physics
Electronic Structure and Quantum Diffusion of Quasiperiodic Tilings

Sam Blake
Oxford Physics
The electronic structure of the caged compounds CeZn11 and LaZn11

Robert Schoonmaker
Oxford Physics
The evolution of the electronic structure of BaFe2As2 with pressure

Piet Schönherr
Oxford Physics
Topological Insulator Nanowires

Gábor Halász
Oxford Physics
Time-reversal invariant realization of the Weyl semimetal phase

Richard Smith/Jordan Thompson
Oxford Physics
Low-Temperature AC Heat Capacity Measurements of Magnetic Materials

Sunkyun Choi
Oxford Physics
Spin waves in honeycomb iridates and relevance of Kitaev physics

M. D. Watson/ Thorsten Hesjedal

Oxford Physics
On the magnetism of Mn-doped Bi2Te3

Shilei Zhang
Oxford Physics
Travelling magnetic vortex-antivortex pairs

Greg Brittles
Oxford Materials
Joint Between Technological Superconductors

Ani Nersisyan
Oxford Physics
Andreev Bound States(ABS) in Hybrid Superconductor-Carbon Nanotube Devices

Callum Young
Oxford Chemistry
Apical oxygen bonding in YBCO investigated by RMC refinement

Joseph Paddison
Oxford Chemistry
Magnetic Frustration: A Tale of Two Pyrochlores

Amir Abbas Haghighirad
Oxford Physics
Synthesis and Properties of Novel Highly Frustrated Quantum Materials

The dimensions for posters (28 boards available)
are A0 landscape (height=841 mm x width=1189 mm ).
There are further 6 poster board
measuring width=1.80cm x height=1.20cm.

This meeting is sponsored by the EPSRC grant: EP/I017836/1
(dinner and drinks after the meeting are not included).