Using Density Functional Theory To Design New Materials: From Magnoelectronics To A Theory Of Everything

Modern computational methods are proving to be invaluable in the first-principles design of new materials with specific targeted functionalities. In this video, Nicola Spaldin discusses the capabilities and limitations of current computational tools and illustrates their utility with two examples from the field of multiferroics: First, the design of new materials for electric-field control of magnetism, and second, an experiment to test extensions to the Standard Model by measuring the dipole moment of the electron.

Provided by the National Science Foundation

Runtime: 50:09

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