2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

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.

Topics will include:

  • REBCO wires: processing and applications
  • Fe-based superconductors (FBS) and potential applications
  • Bi-based, Nb3Sn, MgB2, and FBS tapes and round wires: processing and applications
  • Emerging and unconventional superconducting materials, including topological superconductors
  • Novel synthesis routes, atomic layer control, self-assembly
  • Thermodynamics, kinetics, and growth mechanisms
  • Correlation between microstructure and superconducting properties
  • Flux pinning and critical currents: (a) inherent and intrinsic behavior within grains, crystals, and oriented films; (b) reduction of anisotropy; (c) extrinsic factors such as intergranular transport, blockage, weak links; (d) artificial pinning centers; (e) irradiation effects
  • Applications and devices based on superconducting materials
  • Modelling, theoretical and computational studies of superconductivity

Invited Speakers:

  • Jongho Choi (Supercoil Co., Ltd., Republic of Korea)
  • Paul Chu (University of Houston, USA)
  • Judith Driscoll (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • Michael Eisterer (Technical University of Wien, Austria)
  • Chang-Beom Eom (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Timothy Haugan (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Yasuhiro Iijima (Fujikura, Japan)
  • David Larbalestier (High Field Magnet Laboratory, USA)
  • Sergey Lee (SuperOx Japan, Japan)
  • Qiang Li (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jose Lorenzana (National Reseach Council (CNR), Italy)
  • Yanwei Ma (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Philip Moll (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics Of Solids, Germany)
  • Seung Hyun Moon (SuNam, Republic of Korea)
  • Xavier Obradors (Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), Spain)
  • Marina Putti (University of Genoa, Italy)
  • Jun-ichi Shimoyama (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
  • Jeremy Weiss (Advanced Conductor Technology LLC, USA)
  • Yutaka Yoshida (Nagoya University, Japan)

Symposium Organizers

Paolo Mele
Shibaura Institute of Technology
College of Engineering
81-3-5859-9710, pmele@shibaura-it.ac.jp

Jens Hänisch
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Technical Physics
49-0721-608-28093, jens.haenisch@kit.edu

Eric Hellstrom
Applied Superconductivity Center FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Keywords for Abstract Submission

coated conductors, critical currents, flux pinning, nanoengineering, new materials, superconductivity, thin films