Susana Torres-Londono L&S Sciences
Monte Carlo Simulation of FeCoNbS2's Magnetism
For my research, I will use a computer simulation to predict the macroscopic behaviour of a material, FeCoNbS2, by making assumptions about its microscopics. To do this, I will use the Monte Carlo method to simulate FeCoNbS2’s magnetism. The Monte Carlo method is a random sampling algorithm that has been applied to everything from investment banking to climate change models. Magnetism is a fundamental physical phenomena that has vast implications in computer and circuit technology. Thus, studying magnetism using the Monte Carlo method is a pretty interesting task which combines two relevant scientific topics. Studying FeCoNbS2, in particular, will yield new insight into a previously unstudied material and potentially offer direction for future studies on the practical application of this material. When I am able to return to on-campus work, my ultimate goal will be to physically grow FeCoNbS2 and measure its magnetic propertiies and compare these results to my simulation.