New Thermoelectric Materials

Split 28. 09. – 2. 10. 2013.






Prep school on modern approach to the material science.

Saturday Sept. 28
8:30-9:30 R. MonnierElements of band structure theory in a nutshell – I.
9:30-10:30 Z. Crljen.,  First principles modeling of the electronic structure and transport of nanoscale devices.
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:00 T. Pruschke, Calculating transport coefficients for correlated electron solids within dynamical mean-field theory.
12:00-14:00 lunch break / poster session
14:00-15:00 Discussion session
15:00-16:00 C. Strunk, Quantum transport of particles and entropy.
16:00-17:00 E. Tutiš,  Finding Seebeck coefficient and conductivity in lattice-gases using simple Monte Carlo simulations.
17:00-18:00 L. Forro, Thermoelectric properties of some novel materials.
19:00 dinner

Sunday Sept. 29
8:30-9:30 R. MonnierElements of band structure theory in a nutshell – II.
9:30-10:30 E. Assmannpractical demonstration, woptic: optical conductivity with Wannier functions and adaptive k-mesh refinement.
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:00 P. Lazić, Thermoelectrics – insights from first principles.
12:00-15:00 lunch break / poster session
15:00-15:30 E. Assmann,  practical demonstration, woptic: optical conductivity with Wannier functions and adaptive k-mesh refinement.
15:30-16:30 K. Held,  A poor man’s understanding of the Kondo effect.
16:30-17:30 A. OlesIntroduction to Spin-Orbital Physics in Transition Metal Oxides.

Thermoelectric workshop on new thermoelectric materials

Monday Sept. 30
8:50-9:00 V. Zlatić,  Opening session.
9:00-9:30 P. Prelovšek, Thermal and thermoelectic effects in driven isolated systems of interacting electrons.
9:30-10:00 E. Bauer, Filled Skutterudites: Tailoring Phyisical properties from superconductivity towards high performance thermoelectricity
10:00-10:30 J. R. Cooper, Thermoelectric properties of high-Tc cuprates.
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-11:30 V. Zlatić, Thermoelectric properties of bad metals.
11:30-12:00 A. Pourret, Thermoelectricity in heavy fermion compounds.
12:00-12:30 P. F. Rogl, Thermoelectric Clathrates.
12:00-14:00 lunch break 
14:00-16:00 Poster session and discussions
16:00-16:30 A. Collaudin, Angle-dependent magneto-Seebeck effect in bismuth and bismuth-antimony.
16:30-17:00 S. Buehler-Paschen, Correlation-enhanced thermopower in a clathrate compound.
17:00-17:30 coffee break
17:30-18:00 G. RoglSevere Plastic Deformation via High Pressure Torsion in Thermoelectrics.
18:00 18:30 U. Stockert, Transport properties of correlated electrons.
18:30-19:00 H. Pfau, Thermal and electrical transport in the Kondo lattice system YbRh2Si2 at high magnetic fields
19:30 dinner

Tuesday October 1.
9:00-9:30 C. Strunk,  Regensburg University, Germany, Transverse Spin-Seebeck vs. anomalous and planar Nernst effects in permalloy thin films.
9:30-10:00 K. Held, Double quantum dot as a minimal thermoelectric generator.
10:00-10:30 R. Žitko, Spin thermopower in the overscreened Kondo model.
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-11:30 S. Kirchner, Thermal and Electronic Transport Properties of Kondo-correlated Quantum Dots.
11:30-12:00 A. Oles, Defect States and Excitations in Mott Insulators with Orbital Degrees of Freedom: Mott-Hubbard Gap versus Optical and Transport Gaps.
12:00-12:30 A. Bilušić, Thermoelectric Properties of Quasicrystals.
12:30-13:00 Closing session
13:00-14:00 lunch

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