A BCS fingerprint revealed by the vortices of a high Tc superconductor

A BCS fingerprint revealed by the vortices of a high Tc superconductor

by Christophe Berthod, Ivan Maggio-Aprile, Christoph Renner, Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva based on an article published in Physical Review Letters Copper oxide superconductors were the first to be found superconducting above liquid nitrogen temperature in the mid-1980s, thus shattering through the maximum critical temperature of 35K foreseen by theorists. The mechanism enabling…

Spin Resonance in an Unconventional Superconductor

Spin Resonance in an Unconventional Superconductor

by Daniel Mazzone, Paul Scherrer Institut based on an article published in Physical Review Letters Most superconducting condensates are accurately described within the scope of the BCS-theory (Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer), where electrons are bound together via virtual phonons. They are in strong contrast to so-called unconventional superconductors, in which the pairing mechanism is still unclear but thought to arise from magnetic…

SWM 2018

SWM 2018

The 2018 Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties is the twelfth edition of a series of Swiss Workshops organized by MaNEP, formerly the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties and now a Network at the Swiss level. The meeting will bring together researchers working in…

Johann Blatter and Vadim Geshkenbein receive the 2017 international Abrikosov Prize

Johann Blatter and Vadim Geshkenbein receive the 2017 international Abrikosov Prize

Congratulation to Johann Blatter and Vadim Geshkenbein, from ETHZ and both members of MaNEP, who received the 2017 international Abrikosov Prize in Vortex for their contribution to the field of Vortex Physics. This prize rewards outstanding achievements in the basic science of vortex behavior and correlated topics. Johann W. Blatter, Mikhail V. Feigel’man, Vadim B. Geshkenbein…

Advances in the study of the properties of superconducting materials

Advances in the study of the properties of superconducting materials

In a superconductor, the electrons experience very peculiar interactions whose most surprising effect is a total loss of electrical resistance. These materials are therefore promising for future applications, especially since some of them work at the temperature of liquid nitrogen. The mechanism behind these exceptional properties remains mysterious, though. Studying these materials when they are…

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize

Congratulations to Patrycja Paruch who receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research ! Patrycja is awarded for “contributions to the understanding of the physics of domain walls in ferroelectrics – in particular for her work on domain wall creep, studies of domain wall roughness, and her discovery of conductivity at domain walls…

Antoine Georges has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Antoine Georges has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Antoine Georges, Professor at the Ecole polytechnique, at Collège de France and at the University of Geneva, has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Antoine Georges will receive this decoration on June 19, 2017 at the Collège de France. The Légion d’Honneur is the highest French national distinction. Antoine George was awarded numerous prizes…

Superconductivity and the Physiscope at Swissnex Boston

Superconductivity and the Physiscope at Swissnex Boston

Superconductivity was the guest of Swissnex at the Cambridge science festival near Boston (USA), last April, in collaboration with the Physiscope of UNIGE. Numerous visitors experienced some of the surprising properties of superconductivity,  such as levitation and vortex pinning. The Physiscope’s team especially showcased a flywheel able to store mechanical energy and convert it into…

Summer internships 2017

Summer internships 2017

The MaNEP Network offers summer internships for 3rd and 4th year students in physics. It is a unique opportunity to work for a month this summer in one of the top research teams affiliated to the MaNEP Network while receiving a financial support. Interested ? Click here to see all the details and to contact…

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