Breakthrough in the ultrafast growth of superconducting films with high performances (PRESS REALISE)

  • The new low-cost, environmentally friendly and scalable method, designed by ICMAB-CSIC researchers, represents a breakthrough in the production of superconducting materials
  • transient liquid phase is formed with the new precursors, from which the superconducting films grow at speeds of 100 nm/s
  • This method is fully compatible with the incorporation of nanoparticles into the superconductor structure, essential for high magnetic field applications in wind generators, electric aviation or particle accelerators

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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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Congratulations Dr. Silvia Rasi, a new SUMAN graduate!

Dr. Silvia Rasi, former PhD researcher under the supervision of Prof. Jordi Farjas and Prof. Teresa Puig defended her PhD thesis entitled  Advanced thermal analysis of ReBCO superconductor precursor films and functional oxides publicly on 12 November 2019 at the Superior Politechnic School Auditorium of University of Girona.

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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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Teresa Puig receives one ERC Proof of Concept Grant for enabling high-temperature superconducting technologies

Teresa Puig is among the awardees for a project to scale-up a new manufacturing process of high-temperature superconductors. The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded top-funding totalling 9.3 M€ to 62 ERC grant holders via its Proof of Concept Grants. They are meant to explore the commercial or societal potential of their research.

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Welcome to Kapil Gupta, our new microscopist postdoc researcher!


I am Kapil Gupta from India, where I received my PhD (Physics) in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, and later on, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Taiwan. I have recently joined the SUMAN group as a postdoc, to collaborate on the TEM studies of superconducting thin films in ULTRASUPERTAPE project, under the supervision of Prof. Teresa Puig. I am delighted to be here and looking forward to learn and collaborate with all of you.

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