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New approach to control grain boundary behaviour in superconducting thin films

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The ultimate goal of this project is to enable reproducibility, enhancement and tunability of properties and functionalities in various natural and artificial grain boundaries (GB) in superconducting thin films and multilayers. The performance of GBs is crucial in high temperature superconductivity (HTS), limiting applications of its extraordinary properties. The new research approach proposed, based on specific magnetic layer architectures, is expected to lead to a groundbreaking solution, which is alternative and also complementary to conventional microstructural advances. The overall success will result in the desirable control of electromagnetic properties in GBs, and also the fulfilment of original revolutionary expectations of HTS.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP110100398

Local Award Id


  • 11857

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The ultimate goal of this project is to enable reproducibility, enhancement and tunability of properties and functionalities in various natural and artificial grain boundaries (GB) in superconducting thin films and multilayers. The performance of GBs is crucial in high temperature superconductivity (HTS), limiting applications of its extraordinary properties. The new research approach proposed, based on specific magnetic layer architectures, is expected to lead to a groundbreaking solution, which is alternative and also complementary to conventional microstructural advances. The overall success will result in the desirable control of electromagnetic properties in GBs, and also the fulfilment of original revolutionary expectations of HTS.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP110100398

Local Award Id


  • 11857