In our group, we employ state-of-the-art computational methods to describe physical phenomena in materials, in particular superconductivity and lattice dynamics, completely from first principles. I further utilize the predictive power of this approach to model and design new materials with certain desired properties. Broken down into bullet points, the main topics of my current research are:

  • Investigating superconductivity, charge-density waves, and their competition in reduced dimensions, in particular for transition metal chalcogenides.
  • Searching for new superconducting carbon-based materials in the nano-regime, i.e., nanoribbons, nanosheets, etc.
  • Understanding the superconducting phase in high-pressure hydrides and predicting new highest-Tc materials.

For currently running projects, please consult the Research Topics section and if you want to know more or are looking for Bachelor and Master projects, don't hesitate to contact Christoph Heil.

Latest Publications
Lucas Eduardo Corrêa, Pedro Pires Ferreira, Leandro Rodrigues de Faria, Vitor M. Fim, Mario S. da Luz, Milton S. Torikachvili, Christoph Heil, Luiz T. F. Eleno and Antonio J. S. Machado Superconductivity in Te-Deficient ZrTe2 Publikation in PURE anzeigen
Pedro Pires Ferreira, Lewis J. Conway, Alessio Cucciari, Simone Di Cataldo, Federico Giannessi, Eva Kogler, Luiz Eleno, Chris Pickard, Christoph Heil and Lilia Boeri Search for ambient superconductivity in the Lu-N-H system Publikation in PURE anzeigen
Roman Lucrezi, Eva Kogler, Simone Di Cataldo, Markus Aichhorn, Lilia Boeri and Christoph Heil Quantum lattice dynamics and their importance in ternary superhydride clathrates Publikation in PURE anzeigen
Roman Lucrezi, Pedro Pires Ferreira, Markus Aichhorn and Christoph Heil Temperature and quantum anharmonic lattice effects on stability and superconductivity in lutetium trihydride Publikation in PURE anzeigen
Roman Lucrezi, Pedro Pires Ferreira, Samad Hajinazar, Hitoshi Mori, Hari Paudyal, Elena Roxana Margine and Christoph Heil Full-bandwidth anisotropic Migdal-Eliashberg theory and its application to superhydrides Publikation in PURE anzeigen