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Physics Colloquium by Dr. Matej Komelj

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 -

The Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, invites you to a Colloquium as per the following schedule:

Title       : Ab-initio modeling of the lightest metalloids: from the tribology of the diamond like carbon to the superconductivity of borophene

Speaker : Dr. Matej Komelj,
                Senior Scientist, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Date/ Day:   14th February/ Tuesday

Time   :        2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Venue:         C-021


Metalloids are elements, which form either metallic or non-metallic systems, depending on the type of the chemical bonding. The most pronounced example is carbon- the constituent of isolating diamond as well as of conductive graphite. A combination of both properties might be of a great technological importance in various areas, for example, in tribology, where a hardness and a low friction are highly desired. On the other hand, the exciting nature of graphene stimulates a search for similar alternatives with potentially even more extraordinary features like superconductivity, theoretically predicted for borophene. A contemporary approach in this field is based on ab-initio modeling within the framework of the density-functional theory, of which some aspects will be presented in the talk.

Tuesday 14, Feb 2023
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM