Research Activities

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Ion Irradiation
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Microwave Superconductivity


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Magnetic imaging
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Bulk superconductors


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Vortex Dynamics
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Devices


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Large Scale
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Composite Materials

Labs

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Electric and Magnetic characterization
  • - Cryogen free cryostat: 4 - 300 K
  • - Cryogen free magnet: up to 5 T
  • - 3D-Scanning Hall-probe Magnetometry
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Irradiation beamlines @INFN facilities
  • - H and He beams: 0.5-5 MeV
  • - Heavy ions (Au, Pb): 125-1200 MeV
  • - Homogeneous irradiation and patterning


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Magneto-Optical Imaging
  • - He cryostat: 4 - 300 K
  • - 400 nm resolution
  • - Hdc up to 0.2 T
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Microwave Techniques
  • - Cryogen free cryostat: 5 - 300 K
  • - Cryogen free magnet: up to 5 T
  • - Vector Network Analyzer

Active Projects

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PRIN - HiBISCUS
HIBiSCUS aims at developing an exploitable method for the fabrication of a coated conductor (CC) prototype of the 11 phase with optimized pinning properties, so as to meet the requirements for the target for industrial applications (Jc = 0.1 MA/cm2 @ 4.2 K and 10 T, and production cost significantly reduced with respect to the present HTS technology.
The 11 phase among IBS families is chosen because 11-CC present the most outstanding superconducting properties, do not contain toxic elements and can be easily prepared following fabrication route matching the scalability required by applications.
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INFN - SAMARA
SAMARA aims at developing and studying superconducting materials alternative to bulk Nb with low radiofrequency (rf) and microwave (mw) surface impedance at extreme conditions: high rf fields and high dc fields. The final goal of SAMARA is twofold: the realization of high performing elliptical accelerating cavities and the test in high dc field of a Nb3Sn haloscope. To reach these ambitious goals, a fundamental part of the project is focused on the characterization of ancillary physical properties, measurement of the quantities of interest in unexplored conditions, and systematization within a coherent theoretical framework.

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Contacts

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For collaborations, proposals, thesis requests, lab visits, please contact us:

Phone: +39 0110907362
Address: Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129 Torino, ITALY
E-mail: gianluca.ghigo@polito.it