DOMINION provides an intimate engagement of syntheses and characterization for a wide-range of layered iron-based chalcogenide compounds. The challenges set out here will be tackled through a cross-disciplinary, collaborative initiative between European (Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece & Warsaw University of Technology, Poland) and US DOE scientists (Brookhaven National Lab, NY & National High Magnetic Field Lab, FL).
The team aims to study the fundamental physics arising from the competition of magnetism and superconductivity in iron-based chalcogenides made up of functional molecular components, with nanoscale dimensions. For this, user-facility photon and neutron science labs will be utilized to generate key insights on how structure and spontaneous magnetic transitions influence the superconducting electron pairing. Young researches will have the opportunity to experience research collaborations with leading research groups based at US DOE labs and get trained in state-of-the-art experimental methods.
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