PhD Comprehensive Seminar | Keenan Lyon, Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Determining the Electronic Properties of Low-Dimensional MaterialsExport this event to calendar

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

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Speaker

Keenan Lyon | Applied Math, University of Waterloo

Title

Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Determining the Electronic Properties of Low-Dimensional Materials

 Abstract

The study of low-dimensional materials has become a topic of ever increasing interest in fields as diverse as photonics, solar cell technology, and nano-electronics. Computational methods such as density functional theory (DFT), while broadly effective in determining material and electrical properties, have proven to not always be sufficient to explain interesting phenomena for smaller scaler systems. In this seminar I'll be going over some of the research I have been doing looking into ways to improve DFT for photonics purposes by developing
code that properly evaluates the low-wavenumber limit, and some neural network predictive methods that I have integrated into this code to more fully and efficiently determine the properties of systems in the low-dimensional limit.

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