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Designing Novel Superatoms and Two-dimensional Electronic Materials

Materials Science Seminar
Prasenjit Sen, Harish-Chandra Research Institute
June 21, 2012 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Building 200, Room J183
In the first part of my talk, I will introduce the idea of atomic clusters as superatoms, and talk briefly about some of our earlier work on transition metal (TM)- alkali clusters. This will take us to the idea of magnetic superatoms. In this context I will present results of our most recent work on TM-alkaline earth clusters. I will elaborate on how a subtle interplay between Hund's coupling and `crystal-field' effect gives a control with which one can tune the properties of these clusters. Then I will introduce FeMg8 and FeCa8 as a new class of magnetic superatoms. In the second part, I will talk about some of our on-going work on adsorption of TM atoms on the 2D hybrid material h-BNC.

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