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CM Theory Seminar | Nematic Enhancement of Superconductivity

Johnpierre Paglione (University of Maryland)
Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00-5:00 PM
335 West Hall Map
The nematic phase, wherein electronic degrees of freedom drive a reduction in crystal rotational symmetry, is a common motif across a number of high temperature superconductors. The impact of nematicity and nematic uctuations on the high Tc superconducting phase is complicated, however, due to coexisence with long range magnetic order. I will discuss the evolution of physical properties, including elastoresistance, in the (Ba,Sr)Ni2As2 substitution series, a new electronic nematic system without magnetism or unconventional pairing. Our observation of a unidirectional charge density wave in the nematic phase of this series evokes comparisons to nematicity in cuprate superconductors, and a strong enhancement of the superconducting transition temperature appears to be driven by nematic fluctuations, establishing a promising route to higher superconducting critical temperatures.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Physics, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Physics, CM Theory Seminars