Special Issue "Advances in Superconductive and Magnetic Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018
Prof. Jose Maria De Teresa
Magnetic and superconductive materials currently have great impact in our daily lives: It is difficult to imagine our current life without motors or magnetic resonance imaging. In the last 25 years, nanotechnology has opened up new perspectives in the development of magnetic and superconducting materials and corresponding new applications. Successful stories can be mentioned in fields such as magnetic data storage, magnetic hyperthermia in biomedicine, quantum computation, advanced sensors, etc. All these new developments call for magnetic or superconducting advanced materials with dimensions tailored to the nanoscale. Enormous efforts have been made to improve the functionality of these nanomaterials, either by optimizing their compositions or their dimensions or the device concepts themselves.
The present Special Issue aims to collect representative work of the latest advances in superconductive and magnetic nanomaterials and their applications. In particular, contributions are expected on the following topics:
Magnetic nanomaterials: magnetic thin films and multilayers, magnetic nanowires, nanotubes and nanoparticles, 3D magnetic nano-objects, nanopatterning of magnetic materials, spintronic effects, interface-driven magnetic phenomena, multiferroic nanomaterials, domain-wall conduits, micromagnetic simulations, magnetic exchange bias, magnetic skyrmions, magnetic microscopy and imaging, and magnetic nano-devices.
Superconducting nanomaterials: superconducting nanowires and films, nanopatterned superconductors, superconducting nanocontacts, nano-SQUIDs, vortex in nanostructured superconductors, vortex dynamics and pinning, vortex imaging, interface superconductivity, quantum behaviour in low-dimensional superconductors, mesoscopic superconductivity, superconductor qubits, superconducting nano-devices, etc.
Hybrid devices including magnetic and superconducting nanomaterials: proximity effects, coexistence of magnetism and superconductivity, superconductor vortex pinning with magnetic nanomaterials, Andreev reflection, hybrid magnetic-superconductor sensors, etc.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Jose Maria De Teresa
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Nanostructured magnetic materials
Magnetic, superconducting or hybrid nano-devices