Electronic and Magnetic Excitations in Correlated and Topological Materials

  • John S. Van Dyke

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John S. Van Dyke
    Pages 1-7
  3. John S. Van Dyke
    Pages 9-28
  4. John S. Van Dyke
    Pages 29-45
  5. John S. Van Dyke
    Pages 65-75
  6. John S. Van Dyke
    Pages 97-98
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 99-102

About this book


This ​thesis reports a major breakthrough in discovering the superconducting mechanism in CeCoIn5, the “hydrogen atom” among heavy fermion compounds. By developing a novel theoretical formalism, the study described herein succeeded in extracting the crucial missing element of superconducting pairing interaction from scanning tunneling spectroscopy experiments. This breakthrough provides a theoretical explanation for a series of puzzling experimental observations, demonstrating that strong magnetic interactions provide the quantum glue for unconventional superconductivity. Additional insight into the complex properties of strongly correlated and topological materials was provided by investigating their non-equilibrium charge and spin transport properties. The findings demonstrate that the interplay of magnetism and disorder with strong correlations or topology leads to complex and novel behavior that can be exploited to create the next generation of spin electronics and quantum computing devices.


strongly correlated materials unconventional superconductivity heavy fermion compounds heavy fermion superconductivity spin transport nanoscale Kondo lattices nanoscale topological insulator quasiparticle interference spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • John S. Van Dyke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89937-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89938-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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