Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Conventional high temperature superconductivity

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Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Category: Seminar

 

Speaker: Dr. Igor Mazin, George Mason University

Title: Conventional high temperature superconductivity: from A15 to MgB2 to superhydrates

Abstract: 

I will review in a rather popular-science way, mostly for the benefits of the younger generation, the history of the half-century long quest for room-temperature superconductivity, concentrating on the
conventional electron-phonon mechanism. I will outline several stages, characterized by different paradigms, which can be tagged in a Potterianway thus:
(1) A-15 and the concept of an upper bound on Tc
(2) V.L. Ginzburg and the concept of a negative dielectric function
(3) MgB2 and the concept of doped covalent bonds
(4) H3S and the concept of MgB2 on steroids
(5) Superhydrates and the concept of artificially stabilized metal hydrogen
 
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