Associate Professor Rafael Fernandes

CSENG Physics & Astronomy
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Interplay Between High-Temperature Superconductivity and Magnetism: A Quantum Monte Carlo Study

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 a nearby antiferromagnetic phase, elucidating the interplay between these two states has become a key challenge to understand and possibly design new superconductors. In this project, the intertwining between superconductivity and antiferromagnetism is explored via a novel sign-problem free quantum Monte Carlo approach.

Project Investigators

Fei Chen
Morten Christensen
Tianbai Cui
Ezra Day-Roberts
Associate Professor Rafael Fernandes
Virginia Gali
Dr. Jian Kang
Joe Meese
Peter Orth
Vanuildo Silva de Carvalho
Xiaoyu Wang
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