The conference will cover superconductivity, magnetism, and their interplay. We will focus on discussing the effect of magnetism and magnetic quantum critical points on superconductivity. The discussion of phase diagrams of cuprates, iron pnictides, heavy fermions, and others will be a significant part of the conference program. Lectures will combine basic science and latest advances in technologies.
In Latin America, there is a large number of research groups in physics, chemistry, and material sciences working in superconductivity and magnetism. Most of these groups work in isolation in universities and research institutes. The idea of the conference is to bring together these groups and individual researchers to exchange knowledge and experiences and encourage the establishment of scientific networks for collaborations. We note that currently there is no scientific meeting on superconductivity and magnetism in Latin America. Two out of the five days of the conference will be dedicated to the interdisciplinary aspect of superconductivity and magnetism. There will be invited talks and oral presentations giving by physicists, chemists, and materials scientists and engineers.
The interplay of superconductivity and magnetism. It is believed that the appearance of superconductivity near magnetic phases implies that the spin fluctuations at magnetic quantum critical points lead to unconventional superconductivity in strongly correlated electron systems such as cuprates, iron pnictides, and heavy fermions. However, this connection has not been established experimentally and remains a fairly relevant open question in physics of condensed matter. The interplay of these two phenomena will be one of the main topics of the conference with the aim of analysing what is being done in the region and attract the attention of more scientists from Latin America to work on it.
Multiferroics, the challenge of coupling magnetism and ferroelectricity: The origin and understanding of coupling phenomena between different physical properties within one material is a central subject of solid-state science. Multiferroics possess several so-called ferroic properties: ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, and/or ferroelasticity. Their cross-coupling reflects interesting electron-phonon interactions, and they have great potential for new spintronic devices. Important issue will be to develop further techniques allowing to provide experimental evidence for magnetoelectric coupling and to estimate its strength. One promising way might be developing magnetic spin waves able to couple optical phonons (lattice vibrations). Such novel excitations- called electromagnons are directly related to electromagnetic coupling and reflect the intimate relationship between magnetic and ferroelectric magnetic orders in multiferroic materials. The study of electromagnons may thus shed light on the strength of magnetoelectric coupling interactions. Electromagnons probably belong to the most challenging open questions in the field and are currently under intense investigation.
The participation of young scientists is one of the most important objectives in the realization of this workshop. For this purpose, leaders of research groups will be invited to participate with their students and postdocs. The participation of young scientists will be beneficial to them since they will interact with well-known and senior scientists from around the world working in the topics of the conference. A significant part of the oral presentations and a few invited talks will be assigned to junior scientists.
This event will have five days conference of eight hours/day from 23-28 of October 2023. It is divided in:
- Five (5) plenary talks of one hour each (50 min presentation + 10 min questions and discussion)
- Forty (40) invited talks of 30 min each (25 min presentation + 5 min questions and discussion).
- Eighty-eight (88) oral presentations of 15 min each (12 min presentation + 3 min questions and discussion)
- Six (6) hours of poster presentations.