PhD Thesis Defense- Antonella Meninno
Ab initio study of hydrogen based superconducting compounds at ambient pressure
April 4, 11:00
Candidate: Antonella Meninno
Supervisor: Ion Errea Lope
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We aim to study candidates for high temperature superconductivity at ambient pressure through first-principles computations. We study hydrogen-based systems, given the recent observations that proved that compounds of this class can be superconductors, at least at high pressure. The challenge is now to reduce the pressure at which superconductivity is attained, with the final objective to understand if high temperature superconductivity is possible at ambient pressure. We have examined the palladium hydride and the hydrogen boride, together with benzene chains, focusing in particular on nonacene. The work realized is a contribution to the understanding of the role of hydrogen in superconductivity, and constitutes a basis for future works that can build on the results that we obtained.