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Superconductors at the Nanoscale

From Basic Research to Applications

Funded by: European Research Council (ERC)
Edited by: Roger Wördenweber, Victor Moshchalkov, Simon Bending, and Francesco Tafuri
With contributions of: Thilo Bauch, Egor Babaev, Mark G. Blamire, Christophe Brun, Alexander Buzdin, Johan Carlström, Tristan Cren, Oleksandr Dobrovolskiy, Junyi Ge, Vladimir N. Gladilin, Gregory N. Goltsman, Gregory N. Goltsman, Joffre Gutierrez, Sol H. Jacobsen, Reinhold Kleiner, Dieter Kölle, Alexander Korneev, Jacob Linder, Floriana Lombardi, Robert F. Luccas, Davide Massarotti, Maria José Martinez-Pérez, Alexander Melnikov, Sergey Mironov, Xavier Obradors, Anna Palau, Nicola Pompeo, Teresa Puig, Bart Raes, Dimitri Roditchev, José Gabriel Rodrigo, Victor Rouco, Alexander Semenov, Mihail Silaev, Enrico Silva, Alejandro V. Silhanek, Roman Sobolewski, J. Martin Speight, Hermann Suderow, Johan Vanacken, Joris Van de Vondel, Sebastián Vieira, Denis Vodolazov, and Huabing Wang

By covering theory, design, and fabrication of nanostructured superconducting materials, this monograph is an invaluable resource for research and development. Examples are energy saving solutions, healthcare, and communication technologies. Key ingredients are nanopatterned materials which help to improve the superconducting critical parameters and performance of superconducting devices, and lead to novel functionalities.

Tutorial on nanostructured superconductors
Imaging vortices in superconductors: from the atomic scale to macroscopic distances
Probing vortex dynamics on a single vortex level by scanning ac-susceptibility microscopy
STM studies of vortex cores in strongly confined nanoscale superconductors
Type-1.5 superconductivity
Direct visualization of vortex patterns in superconductors with competing vortex-vortex interactions
Vortex dynamics in nanofabricated chemical solution deposition high-temperature superconducting films
Artificial pinning sites and their applications
Vortices at microwave frequencies
Physics and operation of superconducting single-photon devices
Josephson and charging effect in mesoscopic superconducting devices
NanoSQUIDs: Basics & recent advances
Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 intrinsic Josephson junction stacks as emitters of terahertz radiation|
Interference phenomena in superconductor-ferromagnet hybrids
Spin-orbit interactions, spin currents, and magnetization dynamics in superconductor/ferromagnet hybrids
Superconductor/ferromagnet hybrids

Author Information

R. Wördenweber, FZ Jülich, Germany;
V. Moshchalkov, KU Leuven, The Netherlands;
S. Bending, U Bath, UK;
F. Tafuri, U Napoli, Italy.


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Audience: Researchers in physics and materials science; Electrical engineers.