Friday, April 28, 2006
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"The Design, Growth, Discovery and Characterization of Novel Intermetallic Compounds"

Paul C. Canfield , Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
[Host: Seung-Hun Lee]
In this talk I will review the motivations as well as means for the design, growth or search for novel materials. I will provide examples of what physics you can peruse ranging from superconductivity in MgB2, to the spin-glass state in rare earth based quasicrystals, to field induced quantum criticality in Yb-based intermetallics. The emphasis will be on the joy of, and tools for, discovery.

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