This lecture will introduce type II superconductors and magnetic flux lines and will focus on the basic principles of optimising materials performance by controlling microstructure.  Various case studies will be used to explore how advanced materials engineering is used to obtain high performance low temperature and high temperature superconductors for practical applications. The main focus is on materials capable of carrying high current densities, but we will also touch upon thin film superconductors for small-scale device applications. 

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline [EXTENDED]:

25 June 2021

Registration deadline:

01 July 2021


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