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Chiral Superconductivity

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Title: Chiral Superconductivity


Speaker: Dr. Catherine Kallin,


Institute: McMaster University


Location: ABB 102




Description:


Chiral superconductivity is a striking quantum phenomenon in which an unconventional superconductor spontaneously develops an angular momentum, breaking both time-reversal symmetry and parity. It is a topologically non-trivial state which supports distinctive topological modes at surfaces and defects. Sr2RuO4, the best studied example, is thought to be a chiral p-wave superconductor, while UPt3 has been proposed to support a chiral
f-wave superconducting phase. This talk will provide an overview of chiral superconductivity and also highlight recent progress in explaining some of the puzzles in reconciling theoretical models of chiral superconductivity with experiments.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

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Department of Physics & Astronomy,
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ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24558
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca