November 20 9h30: Prof. Puig’s invited talk at TADeF 2019 (Faculty of Science, UAB)

The “Anual Meeting of Physic PhD students” (Trobada Anual de Doctorands en Física, TADeF2019) will take place the 20th and 21st of November in the Faculty of Science of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The main objective of this meeting is to provide a big picture of all the research in Physics at the PhD level that is done in the UAB and surrounding institutes. With this aim, the meeting will consist mainly of short talks (10’+3′) from PhD researchers and three keynote talks from international invited speakers of general interest, as well as a poster session.

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ICMAB, 3 DEC 2019: European Research Council (ERC) funding opportunities – a 360° overview

On Tuesday, 3 December 2019, the ICMAB organizes an event to talk and share experirences on ERC projects called “European Research Council (ERC) funding opportunities – a 360° overview”. The event will count with the presence of Nadine Vermorel, from the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) and with Lucía Benito, from the CSIC European Program. Five of the ICMAB ERC grantees will talk about their ERC experience from their own point of view. Come and join us, if you want to know more about funding opportunities for these ERC excellent projects!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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