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Density Functional Theory: three non-technical explanations

by Stefaan Cottenier
Density Functional Theory: three non-technical explanations
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 961 views
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What do six brides have to do with Density-Functional Theory? Discover it in this lecture, in which the essential ideas behind DFT are explained in three different non-technical ways. After this practical lecture, you will be able to understand the m....

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Model Synthesis for Ceramics: Superconductors, Magnets and Others

by Karl Muller
Model Synthesis for Ceramics: Superconductors, Magnets and Others
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 811 views
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The discovery of superconductivity in hole doped La2CuO4 was motivated by the interest to find this phenomenon in an oxide.  After the discovery near 35 K, copper oxides with transition temperatures of up to 131 K at normal pressure were found, i.e.....

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Plastic fantastic: electronics for the 21st century

by Richard Friend
Plastic fantastic: electronics for the 21st century
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 955 views
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Plastics - or, more correctly, polymers have traditionally been used by the electronics industry as passive materials. Now however, new types of polymers have been discovered which behave as semiconductors. For example, they can emit light when subje....

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Some Materials Do Not Have Liquid Form

by John Murrell
Some Materials Do Not Have Liquid Form
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 913 views
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01:00:00

Nuclear Power Plant Safety – What’s the Problem?

by John Collier
Nuclear Power Plant Safety – What’s the Problem?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 975 views
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A significant proportion of our electricity is generated by thermonuclear reactions. The dangers attached to these processes and the radioactive products are well known and publicised. Much less well known are the measures taken to ensure that the hi....

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Walter Kohn

by Walter Kohn
Walter Kohn
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1189 views
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Walter Kohn is a condensed matter theorist who has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the electronic structure of materials. He played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which has revolutionized scientis....

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Alexander Müller

by Alexander Mller
Alexander Müller
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1784 views
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K. Alexander Müller shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with J. Georg Bednorz in 1987 'for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials'. At the age of 9 Mller was given a radio (a single vacuum tube receiv....

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