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A silver path to a new generation of quantum materials.

Project description

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.

Objective

Silver(II) fluoride is a strongly correlated charge transfer insulator, with characteristics remarkably similar to those of parent high-temperature superconducting cuprates. AgF2 has the potential to be the basic building block to a new class of strongly correlated materials with fascinating properties. The purpose of SILVERPATH is to develop appropriate models to characterize and predict magnetic, metallic and superconducting properties by combining analytical and computational methods. In collaboration with leading chemistry and experimental groups silver fluorine based materials and heterostructures will be designed, possible routes to metallization explored, and their properties studied. The project will ensure large progress in understanding low-dimensional quantum magnetism and has great potential to contribute to the discovery of a new class of high-temperature superconductors. The project will give the ER the opportunity to follow all the processes in the construction of a theory for a quantum material, from the model building and parameter determination to the prediction of physical properties, putting her in a position of leadership in this class of correlated materials and ready to attack any new material in the field. Moreover, SILVERPATH will contribute to strengthen the transfer of knowledge between condensed matter physics and chemistry communities.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 171 473,28
Address
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 171 473,28