Welcome to our 2nd Newsletter!

Welcome to our 2nd Newsletter!

🌠 Latest News

  • Our COST Action Hi-SCALE’s work has been featured in the Autumn 2022 edition of the European Energy Innovation magazine, check out page 52;
  • A few weeks ago, a new digital meeting place aiming at connecting people from Superconductivity was open! Its name is CoMeT (Community For Magnets), and it’s a friendly place to discuss about magnets, managed and maintained by CERN and LittleBeast Engineering (https://www.littlebeastengineering.com/). Check out the forum and its story at the link https://communityformagnets.org/;
  • Recently, WG1 has reported about their activities in a new paper. Using Pulsed Laser Deposition we have fabricated YBCO superconducting films with nano-engineered pinning centres in various architectures with the aim of improving critical current in high applied magnetic fields. For assessing the critical current density and pinning potential, we have employed an original method that involves frequency-dependent AC susceptibility response as function of the amplitude of the AC excitation field;

✈️ Workshops and Conferences

  • Europe: The Hi-SCALE COST Action has organized the first Training School in Poland, Gliwice-Tarnowskie Góry, Poland, from 10 to 14 October 2022;
  • USA: The 2022 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC2022) will be held between Oct 23 – Oct 28, 2022 in Hawaii! It is the foremost conference for uniting the electronics, large scale, and materials fields within the applied superconductivity community in US;
  • Asia: The 35th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2022) will be held in Nagoya, Japan (online or in-person, November 29 – December 1, 2022);
  • Oceania: The International Forum on Superconductivity and Magnetism (IFASM Oceania 2022). The conference, scheduled from December 06-08, 2022 is organized by Prism Scientific Services

💻 Job Openings

Another mission of the COST action is to facilitate the penetration in the job market of researchers and experts in the field of superconductivity. Find your next job in the Job Openings Section of out website!

👩‍🔬 Personal Stories

Meet some members of the WG1, Prof Harold Ruiz (leader of the WG 1, From Materials to Devices), Dr. Laura Gozzellino and soon-to-be Dr. Quentin Nouailhetas. Curious to know what got them into superconductivity? What is their biggest achievement? Why did they join this COST Action? Read more at this link!

Would you like to tell your story? Are you a Young Professional with an inspiring story to spred? Contact us at hi.scale@hi-scale.eu!

🕴️ Supercuriosity #2

In a 1952 publication, Abriksov predicted that the upper transition field in a bulk type II superconductor would be given by Hc2 = √2 Hc. Next, Abrikosov decided to explore the nature of the phase which existed just below Hc2 in a type II superconductor, and he soon concluded that there would be a periodic distribution of current, magnetic field, and superconducting order parameter, which he named the “mixed state”. Landau, who was Abrikosov’s mentor, took interest in the work and encouraged Abrikosov to publish his results for the immediate vicinity of Hc2. However, Abrokosov wished to explore the mixed state over the total range of its existance in magnetic field strength. In the words of Abrikosov the discussions entailed Glüwein and some disagreement [1]:

[1] Type II Superconductor: A quest for understanding, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. MAG-23, NO. 2, MARCH 1987

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