Friday, February 19, 2021
Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Carleton College
Online Event 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Condensed matter physicists begin by developing simple models that capture the key properties of materials, but correlated electron materials are a class of materials where our simple models break down, giving rise to unusual electronic or magnetic properties. In this talk, I will share our research on one correlated electron material, EuO1-x, which is of interest for its possible spintronics applications. Because the transport and magnetic properties of EuO1-x are similar to another correlated electron material, the perovskite manganites, and phase inhomogeneity is important for describing the properties of the manganites, an interesting question is whether phase inhomogeneity is also relevant for describing EuO1-x. I will explore what phase inhomogeneity is, the evidence for phase inhomogeneity in the manganites, and our current understanding of the nature of phase inhomogeneity in EuO1-x, and I will share a bit about my journey as a physicist.
Meeting ID: 612 171 1443