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2001 TMS Annual Meeting: Hume-Rothery Award Symposium



February 11–15 · 2001 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · New Orleans, Louisiana

2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
During the week of February 11–15, 2001, at the 130th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), you can join more than 4,000 science and engineering professionals, representing more than 70 different countries, who will come together for the opportunity to add to their own store of knowledge by capitalizing on the expertise and experience of their colleagues. More than 200 sessions and 1,000 individual presentations are scheduled. Whether your technical interests lie in precious metal extraction, aluminum processing, high-temperature superconductors, or just about any other materials field or metallurgical discipline, you will find programming that addresses your most pressing needs.

The 2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel will be the headquarters hotel for the event. All conference events, including registration, technical sessions, and the exhibition will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

"Electronic Structure and Alloy Properties"

Sponsored by: Jt. EMPMD/SMD Alloy Phases Committee
Presented by: Prof. B.L.Gyorffy, H.H.Wills Physics Lab., Univ. of Bristol
Date: Monday, February 12, 2001
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Room 202, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Gyroffy Photo
About the topic: A description of disorder is central to the theory of Superconductivity. Although the pioneering works of Abrikosov and Gorkov(AB)[1] and Anderson[2] explains the principle puzzle of why it does not lead to finite resistance they do not add up to a complete Mean Field Theory of disordered superconductors. In this talk Professor Gyorffy will review recent progress in combining the Hartee-Fock-Gorkov and Coherent Potential Approximations to provide such a theory[3]. The discussion will be based on a simple tight-binding model Hamiltonian which features effective, attractive interactions between electrons on the same, or nearest neighbor, sites and random site energies. Whilst the meaning and the breakdown of the Andersen Theorem will be examined in detail, the emphasis will be on cases of exotic, p-and d-wave, pairing relevant to recent experiments. The novel consequences of alloy type of disorder on the quasiparticle spectra in these interesting cases will be illustrated by explicit calculations.

[1] A.A. Abrikosov and L.P. Gorkov, Sov.Phys. JETP8, 1090 (1959) [2] P.W. Anderson J. Phys. Chem. Solids 11,26 (1959) [3] A.M. Martin, G. Litak, B.L. Gyorffy, J.F.Annett and K.I. Wysokynski Phys.Rev.B60,7523(1999)

About the Presenter: Prof. Balazs L. Gyorffy received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He has held the following positions at the University of Bristol: 1970-1980 Lecturer, 1980-1987 Reader, 1987 present Professor of Theoretical Physics. He has held visiting positions at Oakridge National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Institute Laue-Langevan, University of Toronto and Technical University of Vienna. In collaboration with many, but particularly with G.M. Stocks and J.S. Faulkner, he invited and pioneered the application of the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker- Coherent-Potential-Approximation (KKR-CPA), a first-principles method for calcu-lating the electronic structure of metallic alloys. Advances made using the KKR-CPA are sum-marized in Gyroffy et al (Phil. Trans. R. Soc.Lond.A (1991) 334 515-516). Prof. Gyorffy has been elected an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1995), Fellow of the Institute of Physics (1998) and was co-recipient of the Gordon Bell Prize (1998). He has authored or co-authored 220 publications.


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