Special Issue "Superconductivity, Symmetries and Novel Superconductors Materials and Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2023.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi
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Guest Editor
1. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Mathematics and Physics Divisions, 10671 Athens, Greece
2. Research Center for Quantum Technology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
3. Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Interests: geometrical dynamics; quantum mechanics; nonlinearity; fractal dynamics; geometrical physics; general relativity and gravitation; operators theory; quantum field theory; plasma MHD and planetary dynamics; chaos and bifurcations; reactor physics and nuclear sciences; solid state physics and magnetism; quantum electronics and nanostructures
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 1950, Landau and Ginzburg proposed a phenomenological theory which describes to a large extent the quantum behavior observed in superconductors. It put in a nutshell the work carried out by F. London and H.
London in explaining the Meissner effect and postulated a number of very remarkable physical phenomena. These superconductors are nothing more than charged superfluids, i.e., Bose–Einstein condensates of interacting bosons. The Ginzburg–Landau theory is a mean-field theory which generalized London theory by introducing the concept of the order parameter to describe phase transitions. Such an order parameter is nothing more than a thermodynamic variable which is zero on one side of the transition and nonzero on the other, which is assumed to be constant in space and time since quantum fluctuations were neglected. 

Superconductivity is also connected to a spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking in the frame of the Landau theory of phase transitions. In other words, the concept of spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking allows describing phenomenologically major properties of superconductivity.

Although the Ginzburg–Landau theory goes beyond this problem, there are still several theoretical problems which are left unsolved today. On the other side, one of the most useful equations occurring in the Ginzburg–Landau theory is the nonlinear Schrödinger equation with cubic nonlinearity describing the time evolution of a quantum state. This equation intervenes in different physical settings to describe wave propagation in fluids, plasmas, deep water, nuclear physics, and nonlinear optics. However, in many physical situations, modified versions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation have been introduced depending on the nature of the problem under study. The main aim of this Special Issue is to address these problems through various phenomenological and computational approaches.

Submit your paper and select the Journal “Symmetry” and the Special Issue “Superconductivity, Symmetries and Novel Superconductors Materials and Nanomaterials” via: MDPI submission system. Our papers will be published on a rolling basis and we will be pleased to receive your submission once you have finished it.

Prof. Dr. Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • superconductivity
  • symmetries in superconductivity including pairing symmetries
  • renormalized mean field theory
  • nonlinear schrodinger equation
  • fractals in superconductors
  • anisotropic superconductors
  • abrikosov's vortex lattice
  • topological superconductors and films
  • holographic superconductors
  • quantum dissipation
  • quasicrystals

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