• Band Gap Tuning of Solution-Processed Ferroelectric Perovskite BiFe1–xCoxO3 Thin Films

  • Faceted‐Charge Patchy LnF3 Nanocrystals with a Selective Solvent Interaction

  • Electrochemical Tuning of Metal Insulator Transition and Nonvolatile Resistive Switching in Superconducting Films

  • Direct and Converse Piezoelectric Responses at the Nanoscale from Epitaxial BiFeO3 Thin Films Grown by Polymer Assisted Deposition

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Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures

SUMAN department has been active in the field of superconducting materials since the discovery of High Temperature superconductors, more than 20 years ago, it has widely contributed to the field of vortex pinning analysis and materials development for more than 15 years and more recently, since about ten years, it has shifted its interests towards the chemical solution approaches to superconducting thin films and coated conductors, due to its high potential in terms of cost-effectiveness for practical applications.

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Postdoc call offer entitled: “Industrially Manufacturing Process for A high temperature superconducting Coated conductors Technology”

Postdoc call offer entitled: “Industrially Manufacturing Process for A high temperature superconducting Coated conductors Technology”

Coated conductors (CCs), known as the second generation of high temperature superconductors (2GHTS), have triggered broad and fruitful R&D efforts to ensure industrial scalability and enable wide market adoption. Some challenges currently limit the practical use of HTS conductors. First, the high cost / performance ratio imposed by the fabrication methods of kilometer-lengths epitaxial YBCO films. Second, the low throughput in the production of CCs which further leads to limitations in generating drastic cost reductions for CCs. Due to overall cost, today it remains complex to spread the potential of large-scale applications based on coated conductors.

PhD offer at SUMAN group related to “Vortex physics in the overdoped state of High Temperature Superconductors”

PhD offer at SUMAN group related to “Vortex physics in the overdoped state of High Temperature Superconductors”

Superconductivity is a macroscopic quantum phenomenon with outstanding properties and impact in many applications. Since their discovery a century ago, powerful applications arose specially demonstrating their competences in the generation of very high magnetic fields (NMR, MRI) and high sensitivity in ultra-small magnetic fields (SQUIDs). The quantum nature of superconductivity enabled the formation of a condensate at the energy ground state by electron-pairing (Cooper pairs) separated from the electronic excited states by an s-wave superconducting gap.

Pol Sallés starts his PhD at SUMAN group with a “la Caixa” INPhINIT Doctoral Fellowship

Pol Sallés starts his PhD at SUMAN group with a “la Caixa” INPhINIT Doctoral Fellowship

Pol Sallés has been awarded with a “la Caixa” INPhINIT (MSCA COFUND) grant to come to the ICMAB to start his PhD Thesis with researcher Mariona Coll in the field of perovskites for solar cells. Congratulations, Pol!
SUMAN group at EUCAS 2019 congress

SUMAN group at EUCAS 2019 congress

Last week, a big part of SUMAN group went to Glasgow to attend to the 14th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS2019) hold at SEC between 1st-5th September 2019 and they presented our last results in superconductivity research.

Teresa Puig in “Hablando con Científicos” radio programme talking about her new ERC PoC on superconductors

Teresa Puig in “Hablando con Científicos” radio programme talking about her new ERC PoC on superconductors

Teresa Puig was interviewed in the digital radio programme “Hablando con Científicos” by Ángel Rodríguez Lozano, to talk about superconducting materials and her recent ERC Proof of Concept Grant on the scale-up production of high-temperature superconducting tapes.
Superconductors instead of copper for the future circular collider (FCC) at CERN

Superconductors instead of copper for the future circular collider (FCC) at CERN

Barcelona, 31 July 2019 Press release wrote and presented by Anna May Masnou, PdD (Communication & Outreach Officer at ICMAB)
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