290S/290K Quantum Materials Seminar speaker Adolfo Grushin (Institut Neel) on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 pm PST in Physics South 402

Time/Venue Wednesday, March 15 at 2 pm Pacific time in Physics South 402 and via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 995 2349 9113 Passcode: 600704
Host Joel Moore
Title Topological amorphous solids:  from flat-bands to chiral spin liquids
Abstract Topological materials are often predicted using crystal symmetries, although they don’t rely on them to exist. Our methodology thus excludes all amorphous materials, which are ubiquitous in technology and can display properties beyond those of crystals. In this talk I will present recent theoretical progress and experimental signatures of amorphous topological solids. I will discuss how to predict them efficiently, and their potential to host novel and controllable topological phenomena, featuring flat-bands and gapped chiral spin-liquids.

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