SUPERCONDUCTIVITY and MAGNETISM group - Material Engineering by Swift Heavy ions


The research group is active in the field of experimental superconductivity 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. 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.