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Symposium QT04-Superconducting Materials

The symposium will broadly cover superconducting materials with emphasis on recent developments from basic science to applications. The symposium will have several focused areas: 1) newly discovered unconventional superconductors that include kagome superconductors, nickelates, twisted bilayer graphene/TMD, and topological superconductors; 2) novel synthesis approaches and induced superconductivity that include high pressure, interfacial coupling, doping, and out-of-equilibrium methods; 3) applications of superconducting materials in quantum computation and sensors, and energy and large-scale systems, such as prototype superconducting power devices, conductors for high field magnets, accelerators, and newly proposed fusion reactors. The symposium encourages discussions on addressing challenges in the development of superconducting qubits through the identification of the noise sources, so are discussions addressing the performance of superconducting wires, such as homogeneity through length, cost-effectiveness, high throughput, and scalability.

The superconducting materials of interest include conventional low-temperature superconductors for electronics and sensors, intermetallic superconductors, medium- and high-Tc superconductors (cuprates, iron-based compounds, MgB2), and very high-Tc hydride superconductors, as well as other emergent materials exhibiting unconventional superconductivity.

Topics will include:

  • Kagome superconductors, nickelate thin films, topological and other novel superconductors
  • Superconductivity in twisted graphene and TMD
  • Tuning superconductivity by high pressure, ionic gating, and light
  • Theories and predictions for novel superconductors
  • Superconducting qubits: materials issues, gates and error corrections
  • Josephson junctions technology and interface
  • REBCO wires and coated conductors
  • Fe-based superconductors and potential applications
  • Flux pinning and critical currents
  • Energy applications and devices based on superconducting materials
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Xianhui Chen (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • Paul Chu (University of Houston, USA)
  • Seamus Davis (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Nathalie de Leon (Princeton University, USA)
  • Hong Ding (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Hiroshi Eisaki (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Russell Hemley (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
  • Philip Kim (Harvard University, USA)
  • Takanobu Kiss (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Danfeng Li (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Kaname Matsumoto (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Teresa Puig (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Mary Ann Sebastian (University of Dayton, USA)
  • Venkat Selvamanickam (University of Houston, USA)
  • Jun-ichi Shimoyama (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
  • Yoshihiko Takano (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • John Tranquada (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Haihu Wen (Nanjing University, China)
  • Maw-Kuen Wu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Xingjiang Zhou (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Symposium Organizers

Qiang Li

Stony Brook University, The State University of New York


Liangzi Deng

University of Houston


Toshinori Ozaki

Kwansei Gakun University

No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Ruidan Zhong
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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