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My name is José A. Flores-Livas, and I work as an Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in the Department of Physics at the Sapienza University of Rome. On this website, you can find information about my field of study, presentations, science outreach information and links related to my research. The content on the website is in constant rotation and updated. I hope you will enjoy it and let me know any suggestion to improve it!


Quantum fluctuations stabilize high-temperature superconductors

Supercomputers are indispensable in the research of superconductors, materials in which electricity flows without loss. Using simulations on CSCS supercomputer ‘Piz Daint’, an international team of researchers has now shown that physics has not been sufficiently considered in the study of superconductors made of so-called hydrides. February 6, 2020 – by Simone Ulmer  (This post …

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Our most recent article is published in Nature!

Together with collaborators in Spain (Prof. Errea and his team), Italy (Prof. Mauri and his team), France (Prof. Calandra), Germany (Dr Sanna), and Japan (Prof. Arita, Prof. Koretsune and Prof. Tadano) we have shown, in our most recent publication that the crystal structure of the record superconducting LaH10 compound is stabilised by nuclear quantum fluctuations. …

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Granted supercomputer project in Europe’s fastest supercomputer!

Our third computing grant, the second one in CSCS (Swiss National supercomputer), has been accepted! The project proposes a vital study of unconventional high-performance p-type transparent conductor materials. For the following 2 years, we will have access to 1.4 Million computing node hours in the fastest supercomputer in Europe! The supercomputer is hosted by the Swiss National …

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Enhancing transparent copper iodide, available dopants?

In our most recent work, the zinc blende phase of copper iodide (CuI) was investigated using a computational high-throughput approach. This material notably holds the record hole conductivity for intrinsic transparent p-type semiconductor. In our study, eight impurities suitable for n-type doping were discovered. Unfortunately, the work reveals that donor doping is hindered by compensating …

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