Driven Quantum Materials

October 22nd, 2020 ANDREA CAVALLERI Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter

I will discuss how coherent electromagnetic radiation at infrared and TeraHertz frequencies can be used to drive collective excitations in complex solids. Important examples involve the nonlinear control of the crystal lattice, to induce atomic-structural deformations often not possible in equilibrium, and have been used by our group to induce interesting collective states at high temperatures, including magnetic order, ferroelectricity, topological phenomena and non-equilibrium superconductivity.


Instructions for attendees: All interested may join this session. Participants will be asked to register upon entry.

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:00. Online

Hosted by Prof Dr Jens Biegert and Prof Dr Javier Garcia de Abajo