Project abstract for group vallsot

Numerical Studies on Superconducting Proximity Effects, Superconducting Valve Transport Phenomena, and on the Dynamics of Dislocations in Quantum Crystals

These researchers are continuing their work on two main areas:

  • Proximity effects, spin valves, and switching phenomena in superconductor-ferromagnet (S/F) heterostructures, including transport properties of spin valve F/F/S and S/F/F/S heterostructures, and dynamics of dislocations, and related phenomena in quantum crystals. The researchers study the behavior of high quality multilayer nanostructures comprised of superconducting and ferromagnetic materials, using numerical methods they have developed to solve the exact microscopic equations for such systems. Switching phenomena is their main focus; particularly, they study transport in S/F heterostructures in spin valve configurations and their possible applications to energy efficient memory storage.
  • Dynamics of dislocations, and related phenomena in quantum crystals. The researchers focus on the coupling between dislocation dynamics and superfluid fields in solid quantum systems.


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