Special Issue "Control and Enhancement of Quantum Coherence in Nanostructured Materials"
A special issue of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018)
Prof. Andrea Perali
Università di Camerino, Scuola del Farmaco e Divisione di Fisica, Edificio di Fisica, Via Madonna delle Carceri 9, 62032 Camerino (MC), Italy
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Interests: high-TC superconductivity (theory and phenomenology); multiband superconductivity; quantum size effects and shape resonances in superconductors; nanoscale superconductors; superconducting heterostructures; BCS-BEC crossover; pseudogap; superconducting fluctuations; ultracold fermions; superfluidity and BCS-BEC crossover; electron–hole superfluidity
Dr. Alessandro Ricci
The problem of controlling and enhancing the properties of quantum coherent phenomena in nanostructured materials is attracting a large research effort, involving international research collaborations with cross-topic character. In particular, the understanding and control of superconductivity at the nanoscale and in complex configurations is a central issue in condensed matter physics, but after several decades of work the role of competition/cooperation of charge, spin and lattice orders in these systems is still not well established. Recently, a renewed excitement followed results showing important effects of complex geometries in the quantum coherence mechanism that govern magnetism, ferroelectricity and superconductivity in hybrid systems and other novel nanostructures, that can drive electron–hole superfluidity in layered heterostructures. The goal of this special issue is to collect state of the art results (from experiments, theory and simulations) around this problem and to provide a view on how the control and enhancement of quantum coherence in nanostructured materials can be converted into new technological applications and quantum devices.
Key topics include:
- control and enhancement of superconductivity at the nanoscale;
- competition/cooperation of charge, spin and lattice orders in quantum materials;
- effects of complex geometries in the quantum coherence;
- magnetism, ferroelectricity, and superconductivity in hybrid systems and other novel nanostructures;
- electron–hole superfluidity in layered heterostructures (graphene, GaAs and other systems);
- quantum devices for technological applications: nano-squids, single-photon detectors, qubits, metrology, switches.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Perali
Dr. Alessandro Ricci
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- superconductivity at the nanoscale
- spin and lattice orders
- complex geometries
- hybrid magnetic
- superconducting systems
- electron-hole superfluidity
- quantum devices