Associate Professor Rafael Fernandes

CSENG Physics & Astronomy
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Classical and Quantum Simulations of Electronic Nematic Phases in Unconventional Superconductors

Quantum materials host a variety of electronic states with remarkable potential for technological applications. Among those, high-temperature superconductors have attracted both fundamental and applied scientists for their ability to carry currents without dissipation above the liquid nitrogen boiling temperature. Because most quantum materials displaying this unconventional state also show other types of electronic order nearby, elucidating the interplay between them has become a key challenge to understand and possibly design new superconductors. In previous years, this project focused on simulations that captured the intertwining between superconductivity and antiferromagnetism. For future years, the project will move beyond antiferromagnetism and investigate the coupling between unconventional superconductivity and electronic nematic order using both classical and quantum Monte Carlo simulations.

Project Investigators

Fei Chen
Morten Christensen
Ezra Day-Roberts
Associate Professor Rafael Fernandes
Virginia Gali
Joe Meese
Xiaoyu Wang
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