Audio / Video

Designing Superconductivity

  • 01:02:12

Description

One of the most fundamental questions in physics is how the macroscopic properties of matter emerge from microscopic constituents. In this talk, I will discuss a “bottom-up” approach to studying collective effects in materials via arrays of coupled superconducting islands. We fabricate large arrays of superconducting islands patterned on normal metal films; by changing configuration of the islands, we can tune parameters relevant to 2D superconductivity, such as disorder, dissipation, and phase separation. I will discuss electrical transport measurements of these systems, including evidence of an unusual metallic ground state, as well as the unexpected suppression of superconductivity in large granular islands.

Details

Title

Designing Superconductivity

Creator

University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics

Published

Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, February 22, 2016

Full Collection Name

Physics Colloquia

Type

Video

Format

Lecture.

Extent

1 streaming video file

Other Physical Details

digital, sd., col.

Archive

Physics Library

Note

Recorded at a colloquium held on February 22, 2016, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2016

Speakers: Mason, Nadya.

Collection

Physics Colloquia

Tracks

colloquia/2-22-16Mason.mp4 01:02:12

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