NM03 Topological and Quantum Phenomena in Intermetallic Compounds and Heterostructures
Intermetallic compounds host a broad range of quantum, topological, and multiferroic phenomena, including chiral spin textures, Weyl and Dirac states, novel superconductivity, heavy fermion behavior, ferroelasticity, and magnetocaloric behavior. This diverse range of properties rivals that of the well-studied transition metal oxides; however, outstanding challenges remain in controlling stoichiometry and defects, fabricating atomically precise interfaces, and characterizing the fundamental electronic and magnetic structures. This symposium will explore common themes across the various families of intermetallics, including Heusler compounds, lacunar spinels, Weyl semimetals, rare earth compounds, skyrmion compounds, and others. We welcome submission on bulk crystal and epitaxial film growth, advanced characterization, materials prediction/design, and new device concepts.