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Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials Colloquium Robert J. Cava


03 April 2008 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Robert J. Cava
Affiliation: Solid State Chemistry Research Group, Princeton University, USA
Title: Triangles, Water, and Superconductivity in Sodium Cobalt Oxides
Date: Thu Apr 3, 2008
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


Transition metal oxides, due to their rich structural chemistry, delicate competition between different low temperature electronic and magnetic states, and strong coupling between crystal structure and physical properties, present many opportunities for solid state chemists to impact fundamental questions in condensed matter physics. In this talk, I will first present a general introduction to superconducting materials and triangular magnetic lattices, and then will describe our work on the structural, electronic, and magnetic characterization of the recently discovered NaxCoO2 × yH2O superconductor, which is based on a triangular planar lattice of cobalt oxide and dielectric water layers separating the superconducting planes.


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