Symposium EN03—Superconducting Materials—From Basic Science to Applications
The symposium will broadly cover superconducting materials and applications with the emphasis on facilitating the transition from basic research and discovery to applications. Superconducting materials should include metallic superconductors (Nb-Ti, Nb3Sn), medium- and high-temperature superconducting materials (cuprates, iron-based compounds, MgB2), superconducting multi-layers and composites, and other emerging materials exhibiting unconventional superconductivity like topological superconductors. Symposium contributions should address one of the three areas: 1) response of superconductivity to structural or chemical tuning, including the relationship between superconducting properties and structural defects, 2) improvement of existing practical wires and tapes for transmission cables, magnets, energy generation and storage sub-system, etc; 3) obstacles confronting the development of practical conductors from emerging materials presently restricted to crystals, bulk, or thin films. Discussion of synthesis, growth mechanisms, and fabrication routes; methods to improve application-relevant properties such as flux pinning; and discussions that advance understanding of fundamental material science issues should also be welcomed.