Preparing a new class of high-temperature superconductors
The EU-funded SILVERPATH project will develop new models to characterise and predict magnetic, metallic and superconducting properties, by combining analytical and computational methods. Specifically, the project will focus on silver(II) fluoride, which is a strongly correlated charge transfer insulator. Silver(II) fluoride, a chemical compound with the formula AgF2, has similar characteristics to those of parent high-temperature superconducting cuprates. It also has the potential to be the basic building block in a new class of strongly correlated materials with fascinating properties. Silver fluorine-based materials and heterostructures will be designed, and their properties studied. SILVERPATH will contribute to our understanding of low-dimensional quantum magnetism and will bring researchers closer to the discovery of a new class of high-temperature superconductors.
Fields of science
- natural sciencesphysical sciencescondensed matter physics
- natural scienceschemical sciencesinorganic chemistrytransition metals
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencescomputational science
- natural scienceschemical sciencesinorganic chemistryhalogens
- natural sciencesphysical scienceselectromagnetism and electronicssuperconductivity