Zuzanna Filipiak

MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
Experimentalist on a journey to solve the mystery of Planckian dissipation in correlated electron systems

  • Nationality: Polish
  • B.Sc. (Roskilde Universitet, 2017), M.Sc. (Paris-Saclay & Università di Genova, 2020)
  • Supervisor: Prof. Andy Mackenzie, Dr. P King (UStA)
  • Start of PhD Thesis: 11.2020
  • Title of Project: Planckian transport in correlated-electron systems
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Thesis Abstract:
Over the last few decades, it has been observed that many simple (e.g. Al, Au) as well as exotic correlated systems (e.g. cuprates, heavy-fermion materials) have electrical resistivity that is linear in temperature over several orders of magnitude – from “quantum” to “classical” regimes in their phase diagrams. The corresponding scattering rates seem to be dictated by the ratio of fundamental physical constants – Planck’s and Boltzmann’s. In my PhD work I will collect extensive thermodynamic and transport data for selected quantum materials, giving a playground for testing different models that have been put forward for the origin and nature of what came to be known as the Planckian dissipation.

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