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Call for Papers

Symposium EP13—Tailoring Superconductors—Materials and Devices from Basic Science to Applications

Superconducting materials are inherently complex materials systems with significant potential for "tailoring" or “design” for specific applications. This symposium will explore the development and application of superconducting materials in both well established and emerging applications, such as quantum computing, power transmission, MRI, detectors and rotating machinery. Contributions are encouraged across all superconducting materials; including low-Tc superconductors, A15 materials, cuprate superconductors, MgB2, NbN and Iron Based Superconductors. Emphasis will be placed on the challenges facing the development of both fundamental materials and applications as well as those specifically involved in facilitating a transition from basic science and discovery to applications.

Topics will include:

  • Theoretical understanding of superconducting mechanisms
  • Recent advances in Bi-based tapes and round wires
  • Second-generation REBCO wires: processing and applications
  • Thermodynamics, kinetics and growth mechanisms
  • Advanced Josephson junction fabrication for quantum computing
  • Models elucidating pathways for discovery of new superconductors
  • Energy, transportation, high-field magnet, large-scale systems and novel devices and applications and related technologies
  • Iron-based and MgB2 superconductors and potential applications
  • New materials and strategies for fabricating Josephson junctions and integration of Josephson junctions
  • Novel synthesis routes with particular attention to controllability of resultant superconducting properties
  • Flux pinning and critical current including: intrinsic behavior within grains, crystals, and oriented films; reduction of anisotropy; extrinsic factors such as intergranular transport blockage and weak links; and irradiation effects
  • Novel strategies for tailoring superconducting properties for specific applications or classes of applications
  • The link between synthesis and tuning nanostructures for different application regimes
  • A15 materials and conductors for fusion and accelerator magnets
  • Synthesis and nanostructure, including (a) de-construction of practical superconductors to solve problems; (b) basic requirements for potential applications made from emerging materials, for example, topological superconductors

Invited Speakers:

  • Mark Ainslie (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Najib Cheggour (National Institute of Science and Technology, USA)
  • Alexander Golubov (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Amit Goyal (SUNY-Buffalo, USA)
  • Laura Gozzelino (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Takafumi Hatano (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Dirk Johrendt (University of Munich, Germany)
  • Anna Kario (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Qiang Li (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yanwei Ma (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Philip Moll (Max Planck Institute - CPfS, Germany)
  • Seung-Hyun Moon (SuNAM, Republic of Korea)
  • Luigi Muzzi (ENEA, Italy)
  • Takayoshi Nakashima (Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd, Japan)
  • Anna Palau (ICMAB-CSIC, Spain)
  • Johannes Pedarnig (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
  • Marty Rupich (AMSC, USA)
  • Paul Seidel (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Venkat Selvamanickam (University of Houston, USA)
  • Susannah Speller (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Chiara Tarantini (Florida State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

John Durrell
University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Luisa Chiesa
Tufts University
Mechanical Engineering

Kazumasa Iida
Nagoya University
Graduate School of Engineering
81-52-789-3853, iida@nuap.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Takanobu Kiss
Kyushu University
Department of Electrical Engineering
81-92-802-3686, kiss@sc.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Marina Putti
Università di Genova
CNR-SPIN and Dipartimento di Fisica
39-010-3536383, putti@fisica.unige.it