Ore 14.00 Dr.ssa Lilia Boeri
Near Room-Temperature Superconductivity in High-Pressure Hydrides:
A success story for ab-initio material design
In the last few years the parallel development of novel synthesis techniques and electronic structure
methods for crystal structure prediction is gradually shifting the focus of condensed matter research
from the description to the design of new materials and functionalities.
The recent discovery of near-room-temperature superconductivity in high-pressure hydrides is one
of the most spectacular demonstration of this evolution.
In this talk I will present the most recent developments in the field, highlighting my own contribution
to the prediction and understanding of high-Tc superconductivity in binary and ternary hydrides.
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