Scope

Single-layer Strontium Ruthenate Sr2RuO4 is to date the most promising candidate for chiral p-wave superconductivity. Intensively studied since its discovery 25 years ago, many experimental signatures indeed point towards the realization of such a topological superconducting state in this material. However, several experimental findings in recent years have led to renew controversy on the order parameter symmetry.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring experts in the physics of Sr2RuO4 together to discuss the state of the matter, identify crucial pieces of the puzzle, and plot a course for future experimental and theoretical directions to unequivocally identify the superconducting state of Sr2RuO4.

Main topics of the workshop
  • pairing symmetry: order parameter structure and gap nodes
  • spin configuration: Hc2, NMR
  • topology: TRS breaking / chirality
  • new experimental techniques: straining and microstructuring
  • mechanisms and microscopic approach

Registration

To apply for participation, please send an email to mark.fischer@uzh.ch with your name, affiliation, and whether you would like to present a poster (with title) until April 1st, 2019.
Organizers
Manfred Sigrist (ETH Zurich), Mark H Fischer (University of Zurich)

Conference Secretary: Denise Pin (pin@itp.phys.ethz.ch)