francesco tafuri & the HTS - quantum GRoup


Research Interests

on Solid State Physics, Superconductivity

  1. Punti elencoJosephson effect and tunneling in unconventional, hybrid and nanostructured superconducting junctions

  2. Punti elencoPhysics of high critical temperature superconductor (High-Tc) devices: Unconventional superconductivity and strongly correlated systems

  3. Punti elencoMacroscopic Quantum Phenomena. macroscopic quantum tunneling, coherence and dissipation

The path to macroscopic quantum tunneling (MQT), thermal activation (TA), phase diffusion (PD). Fluctuations and escape dynamics; from low to moderate damping.

The path to MQT in High-Tc (YBCO); direct transition from MQT to PD.

  1. Punti elencoMesoscopic physics, nanostructures, superconductivity at the nanoscale, hybrid nano-devices, High-Tc nanowires

  1. Punti elencoVortex Matter, transport and Imaging techniques in High Tc & superlattices

  1. Punti elencoNucleation of topological defects in phase transitions, spontaneous magnetization in frustrated geometry, Cosmological experiments in condensed matter physics, Kibble-Zurek scenario in superconducting rings

  1. Punti elencoAmorphous superconductors, superconductor-insulator transition in HTS ultra-thin films, two dimensional systems

HTS group in collaboration with:

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY/Stanford University CA, USA (J. Kirtley)

Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden (F. Lombardi)

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy (F. Beltram)

Institute for Physical High Technology, Jena, Germany (E. Ilichev)

University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands (A. Golubov and H. Hilgenkamp)

AMES Laboratories (V. Kogan)

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley CA, USA (V. Kresin)

Columbia University, NY, USA (B. Altshuler)

for the complete list see Publications list

Group meeting Chalmers-Napoli

Capri, october 2009