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Projet ERC "Transport" de Lucile Savary

Domaine : Physique

Recherche : Transport thermique et électrique dans les matériaux quantiques corrélés (Thermal and Electrical Transport in Correlated Quantum Materials)


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Description du projet

The last decade has witnessed a revolution in the prediction and understanding of new phases of matter characterized by topology and/or entanglement. This includes topological insulators, semimetals, superconductors, quantum spin liquids, topological Kondo systems, etc.. However, most of the theory is directed at the classification of ground state properties and elementary excitations, and most successful experiments are spectroscopic. The big frontier is transport. The latter is the key for nearly all applications in condensed matter. It is also the most sensitive probe, and gives access to the lowest frequency, lowest energy properties of materials. Yet its understanding remains much more primitive than that of various spectroscopies, at a time when the body of transport experiments in extreme regimes is rapidly growing. Responding to the need to tackle this problem extensively, the proposed ERC will provide a broad and detailed understanding of heat and electrical transport in a wide variety of quantum systems in different regimes: quantum magnets at low and high temperatures, near critical points, and semimetals. It will provide key tools and guidelines to study and understand transport in experiments. 

I propose to focus on two goals that I deem most direly needed for the understanding of transport in modern quantum materials: (i) Develop the theory of thermal conductivity in complex magnets, on several fronts, both in quantum spin liquids and more generally at high temperatures and quantum critical points, (ii) Investigate transport in novel conducting and superconducting states with controllable topology and entanglement induced by spontaneous symmetry breaking phenomena in correlated systems–topics at the frontier of topological metals and semimetals.

Achieving these goals will enable informed interpretation of a growing body of modern experiments on highly entangled states. The proposed work will add to fundamental theory, develop new tools and methodologies, and forge ties to specific experiments, laying the groundwork for future applications. It will train students and postdoctoral researchers in cutting-edge theory and the art of applying it to quantum materials.

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ERC Starting Grant

Les subventions ERC Starting Grant sont destinées aux jeunes chercheurs possédant entre 2 à 7 ans d’expérience depuis l’obtention de leur doctorat. L'objectif des bourses Starting Grant est de permettre à des jeunes scientifiques de constituer leur équipe de recherche autour d'un thème original. Les recherches doivent être menées dans un institut de recherche public ou privé situé dans un État membre de l’UE ou un pays associé. La durée de la bourse est de 5 ans et les critères de sélection sont l'excellence scientifique du projet et du chercheur qui le porte. Ce dernier doit faire preuve de son indépendance scientifique et de sa capacité à assumer la gestion de son projet.

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Lucile SavaryLucile Savary

Chargée de recherche CNRS au Laboratoire de physique à l'ENS de Lyon

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