9783110456202

Superconductors at the Nanoscale

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W_rdenweber, Roger / Moshchalkov, Victor / Bending, Simon / Tafuri, Francesco

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(Hardback | ISBN 9783110456202 | 494 pages)

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By covering theory, design, and fabrication of nanostructured superconducting materials, this monograph is an invaluable resource for research and development. Examples are energy saving solutions, healthcare, and communication technologies. Key ingredients are nanopatterned materials which help to improve the superconducting critical parameters and performance of superconducting devices, and lead to novel functionalities. ContentsTutorial on nanostructured superconductorsImaging vortices in superconductors: from the atomic scale to macroscopic distancesProbing vortex dynamics on a single vortex level by scanning ac-susceptibility microscopySTM studies of vortex cores in strongly confined nanoscale superconductorsType-1.5 superconductivityDirect visualization of vortex patterns in superconductors with competing vortex-vortex interactionsVortex dynamics in nanofabricated chemical solution deposition high-temperature superconducting filmsArtificial pinning sites and their applicationsVortices at microwave frequenciesPhysics and operation of superconducting single-photon devicesJosephson and charging effect in mesoscopic superconducting devicesNanoSQUIDs: Basics &amp recent advancesBi2Sr2CaCu2O8 intrinsic Josephson junction stacks as emitters of terahertz radiation|Interference phenomena in superconductor-ferromagnet hybridsSpin-orbit interactions, spin currents, and magnetization dynamics in superconductor/ferromagnet hybridsSuperconductor/ferromagnet hybrids