KRAKOW CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR and ACMiN Seminar: „Metal iodates under high-pressure”

This semester, the seminar so far organized by the Academic Center of Materials and Nanotechnology will be combined with the Krakow Condensed Matter Seminar. The day and time of the seminars are changed from Thursday 2 pm to Wednesday 9 am.

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the KRAKOW CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR and the ACMiN Seminar which will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 9.00 a.m. in the ACMiN auditorium no.: 1.02A, on the second floor, bldg. D-16 (Kawiory Street 30). Those who cannot be present at ACMiN on that day are invited to join the seminar on-line, on the Teams platform, at the following link:

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The lecture entitled „Metal iodates under high-pressure” will be presented by prof. Daniel Errandonea, (Departamento de Física Aplicada─ICMUV, MALTA Consolider Team, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain).

The goal of this talk is to report a systematic and balanced review of the progress made in recent years on the high-pressure behavior of iodates, a group of materials with multiple technological applications and peculiar behaviors under external compression. This talk will include results obtained from multiple characterization techniques which include X-ray diffraction, Raman and infrared spectroscopy, optical-absorption and resistivity. The discussion of the results from experiments will be combined with density-functional theory calculations which have been shown to be a very useful tool for the interpretation of experimental data. Throughout the presentation many of the phenomena observed will be connected to the presence of a lone electron pairs of the iodine atoms in the studied iodates. The presence of the lone electron pairs plays a crucial role in the high-pressure behavior of iodates and it is associated with many of the phenomena to be discussed, in particular with the pressure-induced changes in the character of iodine-oxygen bonds, which causes many physical properties to behave nonlinearly.


mar 29 2023


9:00 am - 11:00 am