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Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity

  • Victor Moshchalkov
  • Roger Woerdenweber
  • Wolfgang Lang

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alejandro V. Silhanek, Joris Van de Vondel, Victor V. Moshchalkov
    Pages 1-24
  3. S. Madsen, N. F. Pedersen, P. L. Christiansen
    Pages 163-186
  4. P. Samuely, P. Szabó, Z. Pribulová, J. Kačmarčík
    Pages 187-210
  5. Ivan Maggio-Aprile, Christophe Berthod, Nathan Jenkins, Yanina Fasano, Alexandre Piriou, Øystein Fischer
    Pages 231-255
  6. Pavel Lipavský, Jan Koláček, Klaus Morawetz
    Pages 281-297
  7. Simon J. Bending, Milorad V. Milošević, Victor V. Moshchalkov
    Pages 299-322
  8. J. Aarts, C. Attanasio, C. Bell, C. Cirillo, M. Flokstra, J. M. v. d. Knaap
    Pages 323-347
  9. Jacob Linder, Asle Sudbø
    Pages 349-388
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 389-395

About this book


For emerging energy saving technologies superconducting materials with superior performance are needed. Such materials can be developed by manipulating the "elementary building blocks" through nanostructuring. For superconductivity the "elementary blocks" are Cooper pair and fluxon (vortex). This book presents new ways how to modify superconductivity and vortex matter through nanostructuring and the use of nanoscale magnetic templates. The basic nano-effects, vortex and vortex-antivortex patterns, vortex dynamics, Josephson phenomena, critical currents, and interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism at the nanoscale are discussed. Potential applications of nanostructured superconductors are also presented in the book.


Cooper pair Fluxon Josephson effect Josephson junction magnetism spectroscopy superconductor

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor Moshchalkov
    • 1
  • Roger Woerdenweber
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Lang
    • 3
  1. 1., INPAC - Institute for Nanoscale PhysicsKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2., Institute of Bio- and NanosystemsForschungszentrum JuelichJuelichGermany
  3. 3., Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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