The research group is active in the field of experimental superconductivity at the Politecnico di Torino from about two decades. It was founded with the aim to investigate the particle-irradiation effects on vortex dynamics in high-Tc superconductors, in collaboration with INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics).
Since then, the group significantly extended its research activity to new topics, including the study of the electromagnetic properties of new superconductors and superconductor/ferromagnetic heterostructures, the design of innovative superconductor-based devices and applications (e.g. THz sensors, microwave devices, magnetic shielding) and the use of high-energy heavy-ion facilities for both fundamental studies and nanostructuring of functional materials.
We have availability of several laboratories, all equipped with cryogenic systems. The whole set of experimental techniques (magneto-optics and structural, electric, magnetic, microwave and optical facilities) allows us to efficiently characterize not only superconducting materials and devices, but also magnetic materials and oxides.