Physics Dept Seminar




February 21, Tuesday (*SPECIAL DAY*)


Metastable Materials Discovery through Navigating Energy Landscapes




Prof. Li Zhu

Rutgers Univ. Newark

(Materials Physics, Host: Tyson)


Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am teatime



The space of metastable materials opens up new design possibilities for next-generation technology materials since numerous metastable phases can exhibit superior properties to their stable counterparts. Nevertheless, it is extremely challenging to produce the postulated metastable crystalline materials since they are beyond the equilibrium states. By mapping the energy landscapes, we can construct synthesis maps to navigate through the thermodynamic and kinetic landscapes towards desired phases. In this talk, I will showcase several applications of this paradigm for predicting the synthetic paths of metastable materials.