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SYMPOSIUM 15: Superconducting Materials and Applications



Significant progress has been made worldwide in application and fundamental understanding of both low- and high-temperature superconductors (HTS) in recent years. For example, HTS (such as cuprates) wires and tapes have been commercially produced; advances continue to be made in fabrication and application of MgB2; and the discovery of iron-based superconductors has set off an intense search for new superconductors with high transition temperatures. However, challenges remain to increase the overall current carrying ability for applications and to correlate the interplay among structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in these materials on micro-, meso-, and nano-scales for understanding the superconductivity mechanism. This symposium will cover recent developments in the processing of superconducting materials, improved flux-pinning via structural and defect optimization, recent advances in the exploration of new superconductors, and progresses in understanding unconventional superconductivity. The development and status of applications, and the associated materials science and other issues will also be addressed.



Proposed Sessions

  • Issues related to the fabrication of low-cost and high-performance second generation coated conductors
  • Applications and related material issues including wire properties
  • New superconducting materials and phenomena
  • Characterization of structural, magnetic, and superconducting properties
  • Electronic structure and superconductivity mechanism



Gang Wang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China,  gangwang@iphy.ac.cn

Haiyan Wang, Texas A&M University, hwang00@tamu.edu

Tim Haugan, Air Force Research Laboratory, tjhaugan@hotmail.com




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