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Symposium QT11—Superconducting Materials and Applications

The symposium will broadly cover superconducting materials and applications. An emphasis is placed on facilitating the transition from basic science discoveries to technology deployment of superconducting materials. Contributions to the development of novel and customized superconducting materials are encouraged, which include superconducting electronics for quantum computation and large-scale superconducting devices for high field magnets and power applications.

The superconducting materials of interests include conventional low-temperature superconductors for electronics and sensors, intermetallic superconductors (Nb-Ti and Nb3Sn), medium- and high-temperature superconductors (cuprates, iron-based compounds, and MgB2), superconducting multi-layers and composites, the recently discovered room-temperature hydride superconductors and other emergent materials exhibiting unconventional superconductivity like topological superconductors. Symposium contributors in the area of materials are encouraged to address issues including: 1) response of superconductivity to structural, chemical, and defect tuning; 2) improvement of existing practical materials; 3) synthesis, growth mechanisms, and high throughput fabrication routes; 4) methods to improve application-relevant properties such as flux pinning.

Topics will include:

  • Superconducting qubits: materials issues, gates and error corrections
  • Josephson junctions technology and interface
  • Topological superconductors and unconventional superconductivity
  • REBCO wires and Coated Conductors: processing and applications
  • Fe-based superconductors and potential applications
  • Bi-based, Nb-based, MgB2 tapes and round wires: processing and applications
  • Flux pinning and critical currents: intrinsic pinning behavior, anisotropy, irradiation effect
  • Energy applications and devices based on superconducting materials
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Kaveh Ahadi (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Giuseppe Celentano (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy)
  • Chang-Beom Eom (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Arno Godeke (Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Germany)
  • Francesco Grilli (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Gaia Grimaldi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
  • Genda Gu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Alex Gurevich (Old Dominion University, USA)
  • Jens Haenisch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Tomoya Horide (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Harold Y. Hwang (Stanford University, USA)
  • Irene Lucas del Pozo (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Andrea Malagoli (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
  • Masashi Miura (Seikei University, Japan)
  • Toshinori Ozaki (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
  • Anna Palau (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jeong Min (Jane) Park (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Marty Rupich (American Superconductors, USA)
  • Takao Sasakawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Susannah Speller (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Tsuyoshi Tamegai (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Akiyasu Yamamoto (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)

Symposium Organizers

Paolo Mele
Shibaura Institute of Technology
College of Engineering

Valeria Braccini
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Kazumasa Iida
Nagoya University
Department of Materials Physics

Qiang Li

Stony Brook University, The State University of New York


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