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Magnetically Ordered Iron Pnictide Superconductors

Discovery and characterization of magnetically-ordered iron pnictides, in particular, europium-based 122 and 1144 compounds, is an exciting recent development in the field of magnetic superconductors. These materials provide a unique new platform to explore coexistence and interplay between superconductivity and local-moment magnetism.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Doping and pressure phase diagrams
  • Three-dimensional magnetic order
  • Influence of magnetism on superconducting properties
  • Imaging of magnetic and vortex structures
Session Organizer/Moderator
Alexei Koshelev

Alexei Koshelev is a scientist in the Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (since 1993). He received his Ph. D. in 1986 from the Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics and he was working in the Institute of Solid State Physics, Russia. His research In Argonne is focused on theory of superconductivity including vortex matter, intrinsic Josephson junctions, and multiple-band effects in iron-based superconductors.

Invited speakers include:

Alexei Koshelev (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Dimitri Roditchev (ESPCI, France)
Zhanna Devizorova (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Ece Uykur (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Ulrich Welp (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Motoyuki Ishikado (CROSS, Japan)
Omar H. Chmaissem (Northern Illinois University, USA) 

Abstract IDs: 

[816], [902], [219], [215], [618], [89], [605],[824], [290]

Bulk Superconductors

This session will be centered on the various preparation techniques and procedures, the characterizations, and the possible applications of superconducting materials when they are considered in bulk form.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Bulk superconductors
  • High-Tc Cuprates
  • Superconducting Materials Processing and Structural Properties
  • Thermal, Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Superconductors
Session Organizer/Moderator
Andres Sotelo

A. Sotelo has obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1994 at Zaragoza Unıversity. In 1995-96 he has been as a postdoctoral researcher in Max-Planck Instıtute for Metal Research in Stuttgart. Between 1997-99 he has obtained a Marie Curie scholarship in CRISMAT Laboratory in Caen. From 2000. He is a full-time professor at the Unıversıty of Zaragoza. In thıs time he has published more than 130 articles in the fields of superconductivity and thermoelectricity and presented his results in a large number of conferences and workshops.

Invited speakers include:

Toni Shiroka (ETH, Switzerland)

Abstract IDs: 

[55],[174], [611], [523], [431], [573], [311], [175], [866], [100][177], [271], [333], [432], [610], [638], [643], [645], [724], [815], [237], [788], [10], [82], [428], [678], [443]

Vortices and Nanostructured Superconductors

The Session will continue its tradition from the previous ICSM Conferences to bring together various aspects, both theoretical and experimental , from vortex matter, dynamics and pinning, vortex visualization, etc. The session will also include contributions regarding vortices in relation to meso-and nano-structures, of nanotechnology of pinning centers, and any other aspect related to vortex matter.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Vortices and Nanostructured Superconductors
  • Vortex Dynamics in Superconductors
  • Nanoscale Superconductivity
  • Nanotechnology for Superconductivity
Session Organizer/Moderator
Adrian Crisan

Adrian Crisan obtained his M.Sc in Physics at the University of Bucharest in 1985, PhD in 1994 at İnstitude of Atomic Physics Bucharest and D.Sc. in 2013 at University of Birmingham U.K. Worked at NMP Bucharest,Unıv,Rome (1988-1989) , AIST Tsukuba Japan (2000-2002 and 2006), Unıv Bath (2002-2004) and Unıv. Birmingham, UK (2007-2015). He has won a NATO/Royal Society Fellowship in UK, STA/JSPS short term, long term and invitational fellowship in Japan. He has won the prestigious Marie Curie Excellence Grant on a proposal regarding artificial pinning in HTS films forming and leading an MC team at Birmingham Univ. He has published over 150 papers with over 1000 citations, 3 chapters in books, edited the book’ Vortices and nanostructured Superconductors at Springer,p presented a large number of invited and contributed talks in international conferences. Now Senior Scientist 1 at NMP Bucharest.

Invited speakers include:

Toshiya Ideue (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Mariela Menghini (IMDEA Nanoscience, Spain)
Miu Lucica (National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania)
Adrian Crisan (National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania)
Rosa Córdoba (Molecular Science Intitute (ICMol), Spain)

Abstract IDs: 

[84], [476], [81], [78], [213],[811], [198],[139]

Theory of  Magnetism

The purpose of this session is to bring together the different scientists working from a theoretical point of view on magnetism and superconductivity. These are the different theories used today to understand, explain and predict the different phenomena related to magnetism and superconductivity, such as first-principles methods. The session attempts to cover a broad spectrum of news material in order to shed light on the most important recent research.




Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Theory of  Magnetism,
  • First Principles,
  • Ab Initio Calculations
Session Organizer/Moderator
Ali Zaoui

Ali Zaoui is a full professor of the Universities ( Polytech’Lille/ University of Lille1) since February 2005. He is an actual professor of Exceptional Class 2 ( maximum promotion of professor in France). He got his Ph.D. from the University of Metz. In September 1999 he was employed as a research associate at the INFM (National Institute of Matter Physics). Italy. He then joined the Max Planck Institute of Stuttgart, In Germany. His research has been mainly dedicated to the modeling and simulation methods based on ab initio, molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo. They cover a wide range of materials including semiconductors metals, ceramic, clathrates, energetic materials, geomaterials (rocks, clays,…) nanocomposites.. In addition, several of his works focused mainly on magnetism. He has published over 170 papers in international journals.

Invited speakers include:

Georg Lefkidis (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Abstract IDs: 

[505],[924], [247], [182], [752],[99], [130], [316], [430], [767], [630], [783], [879], [895], [28], [364], [155], [615], [918]

Novel Functional Magnetic Materials- Basic Approach and Applications

  The overall goal of this session is to provide the most up to date information about the recent developments in different families of magnetic materials and future applications paying attention to basic aspects and on magnetic properties suitable for applications. Potential topics of interest include, but not limited to:

*Nanoscaled magnetism
*Novel magnetic materials and applications
*Amorphous and nanostructured magnetic materials and applications
*Functional magnetic materials

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Functional Magnetic Materials and Applications
  • Advances in Nanomagnetism
  • Magnetic Meta-materials
  • Magnetic Recording, Sensors and Microwave Devices
  • Novel Functional Magnetic Materials: Basic Approach and Applications
  • Soft and Hard Magnetic Materials
  • Boron Based Permanent Magnets & Magnetic Materials for Applications
  • Magnet Science and Technology
  • Other Aspects of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Session Organizer/Moderator
Arcady Zhukov

Dr. Prof. A.P. Zhukov graduated in 1980 from the Physics Chemistry Department of the Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute (presently National University of Science and Technology). In 1988 he received a Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Solid State Physics (Chernogolovka) of the Russian Academy of Science, in 2010 Doctor of Science (habilitation) in Moscow State ‘Lomonosov’ University. Present employment Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Department of the Materials Physics of the University of Basque Country, Spain. Current fields of interest: amorphous and nanocrystalline ferromagnetic materials, magnetic micro-wires, giant magneto-impedance, giant magnetoresistance, magnetoelastic sensor. He has published more than 450 referred papers in the international journals (total number of citations of A. Zhukov’s papers, updated January 02, 2018: 6265, Citation H Index=40)

Invited speakers include:

Larissa Panina (National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS), Russia)
Montserrat Rivas (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Volodymyr Chernenko (BCMaterials & University of Basque Country & Ikerbasque, Spain)
Valeria Rodionova (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia)
Arcady Zhukov (Dpto. de Fís. Mater., UPV/EHU, Spain)
Andrzej Stupakiewicz (Faculty of Physics, University of Bialystok, Poland)
Jun Nagamatsu (YUKI Precision Co., Ltd. Japan)

Abstract IDs: 

[33], [820], [98], [794], [267], [97],[170], [753], [721], [570], [517], [511], [181], [379],[378], [411], [537], [937]

Heavy Fermion Superconductivity

Heavy Fermion systems offer some of the most exciting phenomena in the fields of superconductivity and magnetism, including the coexistence of magnetic order and superconductivity. They are also the family where unconventional superconductivity was discovered and to date the only systems in which a magnetic origin of the superconducting pairing mechanism has been clearly demonstrated. This session will explore some recent breakthroughs in the field.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Heavy Fermion Superconductors
  • Low Temperature Superconductors
  • Unconventinal Superconductors
  • Magnetic Superconductors and Triplet Superconductivity
  • The Coexistence of Superconductivity and Magnetism
  • Kondo Effect/Systems
  • Quantum Critically and Spin Liquids
  • Quantum Phase Transition
  • Strongly Correlated Elektrons/Systems
Session Organizer/Moderator
Daniel Braithwaite

Daniel Braithwaite has developed high-pressure techniques to study magnetism and superconductivity in heavy fermion systems for more than 20 years, including resistivity and calorimetry measurements in diamond anvil cells, pressure measurements with synchrotron radiation and with the pulsed magnetic field. Recently his main focus is on the magnetic field effects on the uranium-based ferromagnetic superconductors.

Invited speakers include:

Shinsaku Kambe (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan)
Daniel Braithwaite (Univ. Grenoble Alpes and CEA, France)
Tuson Park (Sungkyunkwna University, South Korea)
Tian Shang (Physik-Institut, University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Abstract IDs: 

[257], [858], [522], [595],[62], [782], [313],[41], [812]

HTS Superconducting Thin Films and Interface Superconductivity

The focus of this session is on advanced studies of novel superconducting films, hetero-structures, surfaces, and interfaces. We will discuss thin film preparation, physical properties, interface superconductivity, and underlying physical mechanism, as well as superconductor-metal-insulator transition and emerging concepts and potential devices.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Elaboration of superconducting thin films
  • Processing of gated hetero-structures
  • Proximity effect and related devices
  • Metal-insulator-transition
  • Film properties
  • Interface superconductivity
  • Novel devices
Session Organizer/Moderator
Davor Pavuna

The focus of this session is on advanced studies of novel superconducting films, hetero-structures, surfaces, and interfaces. We will discuss thin film preparation, physical properties, interface superconductivity, and underlying physical mechanism, as well as superconductor-metal-insulator transition and emerging concepts and potential devices. Following an M.Sc (Zagreb, Croatia) Ph.D. (Leeds, UK) and Post-Doc (Grenoble, France) on properties of disordered materials since 1986. Prof. Davor Pavuna is leading the High-Tc superconductivity group at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His interests are mainly in novel superconducting materials, thin films and their properties, interface superconductivity and metal-insulator transition.

Invited speakers include:

Xucun Ma (Tsinghua University, Department of Physics, China)
Zwicknagl Gertrud (Institut f. Mathemat. Physik, TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Daniele Di Castro (Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)
Tonica Valla (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
Anna Palau (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain)

Abstract IDs: 

[241], [145], [103], [604], [153],[702], [631], [113], [600],[112], [222], [367], [672], [118], [624], [876], [877]

Advances in Thin Films, Multi-Layers and Patterned Nanostructures

Materials synthesized in thin films, in multilayers or in Nano size particles have been under intense investigation for their useful applications in device technologies. The result of intense research efforts has revealed behaviors of these materials that are unusually different from otherwise what have been observed in their bulk forms. The lowering of the physical dimension of materials down to or one gives rise to new concepts like ‘’quantum design ’’ which is a challenging objective in modern condensed matter physics of single atoms and bulk solids.
The aim of this session is to bring to gather the recent findings from the current research activities and new ideas to be presented to the participants from researchers all around the world during the conference. Hopefully, this will open up good opportunities to spark new ideas in minds for future research efforts.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Nanoscale Superconductivitiy
  • Superconducting Thin Films and Multilayers
  • Funtional Oxide Thin Films
  • Magnetism and Spin Effects in Graphene
  • Magnetism of Nanoparticles, Nanowires and Nanostructures
  • Magnetophotonics
  • Spintronics-Semiconductors, Oxide Interfaces, Graphene and Topological Insulators
Session Organizer/Moderator
Dogan Abukay, Numan Akdogan

Born in 1946 in İzmir, Turkey. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Science Faculty in 1970. MSc. From Clarkson College of Technology Physics Dept. , USA Physics in 1975. Ph.D. from Ege University Science Faculty in İzmir Turkey in 1976.

Worked as a research fellow in the COST Action 56 project at Lausanne Institue of Experimental Physics and as a postdoc between 1980-1989. Served as Prof. İn Ege Uni. Between 1989-2002. Served as Prof. in İzmir between 2002-2013, and after his retirement from there, he has been serving as an Emeritus Prof. till present.



Numan Akdoğan received the B.S. degree from the Department of Physics, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institute for Experimental Physics/Condensed Matter Physics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, in 2008. He was a Researcher with the Institute for Experimental Physics/Condensed Matter Physics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and a Visiting Researcher with the synchrotron light sources of BESSY, HASYLAB, and DELTA, in Germany, from 2004 to 2008. He was the Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology, Gebze Technical University, from 2016 to 2018, where he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Physics, since 2018. His current research interests include shapeable magnetoelectronics, magnetoresistive devices, electrical field control of magnetism, nanostructured magnetic multilayers, microfluidic chips, microlithography and microcontact printing.

Invited speakers include:

Prellier Wilfrid (CNRS/ENSICAEN, France)
Numan Akdoğan (Gebze Technical University, Turkey)
Sandeep Srivastava (Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar Deemed-to-be University, India)

Abstract IDs : 

[35], [496], [79],[268], [759], [871], [38],[384], [499], [790], [791], [211], [389], [407], [787], [485]

Magnetization Dynamics and Magnonics

This session will discuss recent advances in magnetization dynamics in thin films and nanostructure devices, magnonics and spin pumping, Spin currents and spin torque devices using a broad variety of experimental techniques.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Magnetization dynamics and resonance
• Spin waves in confined conditions
• Spin currents and spin pumping
• Nanoscale magnonic circuits for novel computing system
• Optically driven magnetization dynamics.
• Spin- torque devices and applications.

Session Organizer/Moderator
Farkhad Aliev, Ahmad Awad

Farkhad G. Aliev: received the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in physics from M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1981 and 1984 respectively. From 1984 till 1996 he worked as a junior and then senior researcher at M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. He also spent several years as a visiting professor with at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1991-1995) and as research scientist at Katholieke University Leuven (1995-1998). From 1999 he works at the Faculty of Science at UAM where he has created a research group MAGNETRANS specialized in microwave dynamic response and noise in magnetic and superconducting nanostructures. He has been director of 10 PhD thesis. He is a co-author of more than 150 scientific publications indexed in Web of Science and 4 patents. He has presented more than 50 invited talks at international conferences and co-organized four international Schools and Conferences. Actually, he serves as associated editor for Scientific Reports.

Ahmad A. Awad: received the Ph.D. degree in physics on high-frequency magnetization and vortex dynamics in both magnetic and superconducting nanostructures from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 2012. He did a one-year Postdoctoral fellowship At Seoul National University, South Korea in 2013 in Micromagnetics numerical simulation, followed by another Postdoctoral position at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden (2014-2018) with focus on spintronic and spin-torque-induced magnetization dynamics. Since 2018 he received a permanent position at Gothenburg university with focus on Magneto-optical characterization of stimulated Spin dynamics. He is a co-author of more than 30 scientific publications and 3 patents.

Invited speakers include:

Andrii Chumak (Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria)
Ahmad Awad (Physics Department, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Andrei Slavin (Oakland University, USA)
Sebastian Wintz (Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Germany)
Feodor Ogrin (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
Farkhad Aliev (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)

Abstract IDs: 

[440], [450], [353], [14], [838], [124],[416],[757], [758], [201]

Recent Progresses in Renewable Energy Technology and Its Implication: Materials Perspectives

Energy plays a pivotal role in our daily lives, its demand is on the rise more than ever and it is essential for the economic development of any country. Electric energy is of particularly vital importance for sustainable development. Forecast of energy demand is highly important and careful planning plays an essential role to meet the needs of the society in the future. Renewable, as well as other vital sources of energy, enable the existence of diversity. The use of these various sources in one grid creates some unexpected problems which, combined with global warming, could cause Earth to heat up by a few degrees in the near future. This is a particular concern, should non-renewable energy resources continue to be used within the next 30-40 years. Recent progress in the introduction of renewable energy and various associated technologies will be discussed in this session in addition to photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, thermoelectricity and other technologies, particular attention will be paid to applications of superconductors and magnetic materials in the energy sector.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Techniques and Instrumentation of Large Scale and Energy Applications
  • Recent Progresses in Renewable Energy Technology and implications: Materials Perspectives
Session Organizer/Moderator
German F. De la Fuente, Ali Gungor

German la Fuente is a Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) working at the Aragon Institute for Materials Science (ICMA). He started the Laser Applications Laboratory at ICMA about 25 years ago, a reference in Laser Ablation and Melting. He is a co-inventor of 10 patents, co-author of 140+ scientific papers and has coordinated a large number of projects based on the use of laser technology developed in his research group.

Ali Güngör obtained his M.Sc in Physics at Maryland University (USA) in 1976, Ph.D. in Physics at Maryland University (USA) in 1982. He worked at Uludağ University (Turkey), Fatih University (Turkey). Now Prof. Ali Güngör is The Vice-Chancellor of The Bahcesehir University.

Invited speakers include:

Anders Wulff (Denmark Technical University, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Denmark)
Marcel Placidi (IREC, Spain)
Juan Carda Castelló (The University of Jaume I, Spain)
Abir De Sarkar (Institute of Nano Science and Technology, India)
Sotelo Andres (ICMA/CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Umut Aydemir (Koc University, Turkey)
Muhammad Anis-ur-Rehman (COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan)

Abstract IDs: 

[926], [914], [932], [521], [275], [280], [687],[34],[928], [392], [683], [723]

HTS Cuprates

The interesting properties of cuprate based high-temperature superconductors (HTS) have been of high interest to the community of researchers working on superconductivity since their discovery in 1986. The session is to include the topics from the material properties aspects as well and the physical properties from characterization measurements. The session includes all characteristics of HTS Cuprates depending upon the recent advances, the prevailing arguments, and debates on the many families of superconductors. Since the high-temperature superconductivity was discovered in La2-xBaxCuO4 in 1986, many research works have aimed at understanding these interesting materials not only from the fundamental side but also from the application point of view.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • High-Tc Cuprates
  • HTS Superconducting Thin Films,Proximity Effects, and Interface Superconductivity
  • Nanoscale, Surface and Interface Superconductivity
  • Photoemission and ARPES
  • Study of Fermi Surface of HTS by Magnetic Quantum Oscillations
  • Superconducting Fluctuations and Related Effects
Session Organizer/Moderator
Ivan Bozovic

Ivan Bozovic received his PhD in Solid State Physics from Belgrade University, Yugosla-via, where he was later elected a professor and the Physics Department Head. After moving to USA in 1985 he worked at Stanford University, the Varian Research Center in Palo Alto, California, and in Oxxel, Bremen, Germany. Since 2003, he is the MBE Group Leader at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and since 2014 also an Adjunct Professor at Yale University.

He is a Member of European Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Fellow of APS, and Fellow of SPIE. He received the Bernd Matthias Prize for Superconducting Materials, SPIE Technology Award, the M. Jaric Prize, the BNL Science and Technology Prize, was Max Planck and Van der Waals Lecturer, and was elected two times as a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Principal Investigator.

Ivan’s research interests include basic physics of condensed states of matter, novel electronic phenomena including unconventional superconductivity, innovative methods of thin film synthesis and characterization, quantum materials, and nano-scale physics. He has published 11 research monographs and over 300 research papers, including 30 in Science and Nature journals.

Invited speakers include:

Masatoshi Imada (Toyota RIKEN and Waseda University, Japan)
Grissonnanche Gael (Cornell University / Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
Denis Sunko (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Jie Wu (Westlake University, China)
X ing jiang ZHOU (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Yayu Wang (Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, China)
Alexei Tsvelik (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
Wei Ku (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Ilya Sochnikov (University of Connecticut, USA)
Richard Hlubina (Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia)
James Storey (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Neven Barisic (TU Wien and PMF Zagreb, Austria)
Lev Mazov ( Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Abstract IDs: 

[507], [102], [478], [881], [472], [543], [63], [477], [589], [137], [140], [221], [427],[792], [817], [675],[107], [730], [115], [887]

New Phenomena and Applications in Molecular Magnets

Molecular based magnets have generated intense interest in recent years because of the technological possibilities that they suggest in so-called Molecular Spintronics. These are materials that combine some of the intrinsic properties of molecular solids(nanoscopic size, low density, synthetic versatility, optical transparency and so on) with the presence of one or more physical properties of practical utility. Among the properties that have stimulated the greatest interest, we can highlight optical as well as electrical and magnetic properties – regardless of whether the latter be cooperative ( such as ferromagnetism or superconductivity) or non-cooperative (superparamagnetism spin glass). The system that generates the greatest attention are those molecular materials that can be converted reversibly between two states, with concomitant variations in some of the properties of interest, under the action of an external stimulus such as light, pressure, temperature or electric or magnetic fields. Recently materials have been obtained which combine electric and magnetic properties (molecular multiferroics) optical and magnetic properties, and even magnetic properties in systems with intramolecular electron transfer. It could be expected that in these multifunctional materials a mutual. The influence could exist-a synergy- between the properties involved, making possible the development of nanoscopic devices such as molecular switches or spin filters.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Organic superconductors
• Carbon Based Superconductivity
• Molecular Magnetism
• Carbon based magnetism and grapheme
• Low dimensional magnetism
• Novel functional magnetic materials: Basic approach and applications
• Molecular Spintronics
• Molecular refrigeration
• Quantum Computation

Session Organizer/Moderator
Javier Campo, Yuko Hosokoshi

Prof. Javier Campo, is a scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Director of the Materials Science Institute of Aragon( ICMA), in Zaragoza, Spain. He got his Ph.D. at the University of Zaragoza and his thesis dealt with the magnetism of disordered materials. After that, Dr. Campo did a postdoctoral stay for two years at the University of Montpelier (France) where he specialized in the magneto-optical properties of the GaN. After he moved to the Institute Laue Langevin (Grenoble, France) for more than 5 years. At that moment he started to study molecular magnets employing neutron scattering techniques. In 2002 he returned to Spain and currently Dr. Javier Campo’s researches focus on chirality concepts applied to magnetism. He was vice-chairman of the European Neutron Scattering Association and Chairman of the Spanish Neutron Scattering Society. Recently he organized VI. European Conference on Neutron Scattering in Zaragoza.

Prof. Dr. Yuko Hosokoshi  is a scientist at the Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology. Her research fiels are Organic Radicals, Low-dimensional Magnets, Quantum Spin Systems, Magnetic Suscepfibiling, Crystal Structure, Low Temperature, Magnetic Field, Hight Pressure, Magnetism.

Invited speakers include:

Larry Falvello (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Marco Evangelisti (CSIC-ICMA, Spain)
Nejat Bulut (Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey)
Tatiana Guidi (ISIS Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom)
Fernando LUIS (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Daniel Ruiz Molina (ICN2, Spain)
Javier Campo (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)

Abstract IDs: 

[138], [539], [920], [541], [500], [825], [502],[309]

Superconducting Motors

This session is intended to bring together world’s renowned specialists in the field of high temperature superconducting motors. Contributions may include simulations and machine designs, but the main purpose of this session is to show already built full-scale superconducting machines, prototypes with original structures, or other machines under construction.

The presentations may also focus on technologies related to the development of superconducting machines, such as pulsed field magnetization techniques, superconducting wires and tapes, torque tubes, slip rings, cryogenics and rotating joints.

Any related applications for use in combination with superconducting motors are also welcome in this session such as flux pumps, HTS dynamos, superconducting bearings and gears.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Motors and Generators
  • Techniques and Instrumentation of Large Scale and Energy Applications.
  • Cryogenic Engineering Modeling
  • Instrumentation
Session Organizer/Moderator
Kévin Berger

Kévin Berger is Associate Professor at the University of Lorraine, Group of Research in Electrical Engineering of Nancy (GREEN), in France since 2010.  In 2006, K. Berger obtained his PhD on the modeling of coupled magneto-thermal problems in High Temperature Superconductors (HTS). Then, he worked two years at G2ELab and Neel Institute in Grenoble with Prof. Pascal Tixador on the design and realization of an 800 kJ HTS SMES, the first conduction-cooled SMES realized in Europe. After having spent one year in the industry (Exxelia Group) designing magnetic components for aircraft and space applications, he joined the GREEN laboratory, which is involved in the design and study of superconducting applications, in particular superconducting motors. His main research topic concerns the magnetization of HTS bulks by Pulsed Field Magnetization for practical applications such as electrical motors and NMR systems. K. Berger is also interested in the potential in terms of trapped magnetics flux of new bulk materials such as YBCO foams, MgB2 and iron-based superconductors. He is still involved in the development of analytical and numerical tools and is the organizing Committee Chair of the 7th edition of the International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors, will be held in Nancy, France, from May 26th to 29th, 2020. Berger is currently engaged in two H2020 projects: IMOTHEP related to the “Future propulsion and integration: towards a hybrid/electric aircraft” and SMAGRINET regarding “Smart grid competence hub for boosting research, innovation and educational capacities for energy transition” Since many years, he is an expert in the TC 90 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) which prepare International Standards (IS) related to superconducting materials and devices.

Invited speakers include:

Mitsuru Izumi (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology,Japan)
Min Zhang (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom)
Taketsune Nakamura (Kyoto University, Japan)
Enric Pardo (Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Abstract IDs: 

[348], [67], [56], [725],[192], [793], [374], [572],[419], [754]

Iron Based Superconductors-Properties Important for Applications

Fe-based superconductors (FBS) discovered in 2008 have significant potential for high field magnet applications. Several research groups have already demonstrated
FBS wires, tapes, and bulks as proof-of-principle studies for conductor and magnet applications. In this session, the recent development of pnictide wires, tapes, and bulk magnets, involving processing and materials properties will be covered.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Processing of pnictide thin fiims and bulk superconductors
  • Grain boundary issues for pnictide
  • Improvement of critical current properties by introduction of pinning for pnictide
  • Applications of pnictide bulks, including trapped field magnets
  • Pnictide wires
Session Organizer/Moderator
Iida Kazumasa

Iida obtained his doctor of engineering from Nagoya University in 2003. In 2004-2007 he was a senior research associate at Univ. of Cambridge. In 2007-2014 he was a senior research scientist at IFW Dresden. Since 2014 he was an associate professor at Nagoya University. He received Reviewer of the Year Awards 2016 from IOP Publishing

Invited speakers include:

Tsuyoshi Tamegai (Department of Applied Physics, The University o Tokyo, Japan)
Michael Eisterer (Atominstitut, TU Wien, Austria)
Chiheng Dong (Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Qiang Li (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
Valeria Braccini (CNR-SPIN, Italy)
Fumitake Kametani (Department of Mechanical Engineering, FSU, the Applied Superconductivity Center, USA)
Akiyasu Yamamoto (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)

Abstract IDs: 

[233], [301], [46], [510], [601], [845], [853],[369],[291]

Numerical Modelling of Superconducting Materials and Applications

Over the past decade, significant advances have been made by the superconducting modeling community [1] to develop various numerical models to analyze the performance of superconducting materials for a variety of practical engineering devices and applications. With strong support from the superconductor modeling community, a series international workshop dedicated to the numerical modeling of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) materials has been organized since 2010. Numerical models are powerful tools for investigating the electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal properties of superconducting materials in various configurations coils, cables, transformers, and rotating machines, as well as bulk superconducting materials and pseudo-bulk stacks of superconducting tape acting as powerful, trapped field magnets(TEMs). The modeling of HTS materials, in particular, has unique challenges that must incorporate very complex behavior due to extreme nonlinearity and hysteresis, strong anisotropy, temperature dependence, relaxation, and high aspect ratio and complex composite structure of practical wires and tapes. Such complex behavior raises new challenges in the development of reliable modeling tools and requires a specialized research effort to effectively deal with these problems.
[1] HTS Modelling Workgroup

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Numerical Modeling on Superconductor
  • Bulk Superconductors
  • Coated Conductors
  • High-Tc Cuprates
  • Thermal , Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Superconductors
  • AC losses in superconductors
  • Power Applications of Superconductors
  • Power Cables
  • Superconductor Fault Current Limiters: Principles and Practice
  • Cryogenic Engineering Modelling
Session Organizer/Moderator
Min Zhang

Min Zhang is a senior scientist (Reader) in the University of Strathclyde, Electrical Engineering Division, in UK since 2018. She received his Ph. D. in 2013 from the Dept. of Engineering, the University of Cambridge. Her PhD work on second generation high temperature superconducting coils received the IET Postgraduate Prize in 2013. She was a Junior Research Fellowship of Newnham College at the University of Cambridge in 2014. She is an editor in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. She has received many international awards including the latest one The Jan Evetts Superconductor Science and Technology Award, 2017 and 2019. She has published many research papers and patents for realistic applications of superconductors. She has attended many international conferences delivered speeches and invited talks. Her research mainly focuses on large-scale applications of HTS materials, including HTS machines, fault current limiters and HTS high field magnets. Her expertise lies in both modelling and experimental characterisation.

Invited speakers include:

Naoyuki Amemiya (Kyoto University, Japan)
Timing Qu (Tsinghua University, China)
Alvar Sanchez (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain)
Quan Li (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Abstract IDs: 

[927], [488], [136], [883],[737], [65], [608], [755], [612],[627], [735]

Graphene Related Research: Properties Important for Applications

Graphene, the “a promising and emerging material”, is made of a single atom thick carbon atom layer in a honeycomb-like hexagonal lattice and is the thinnest, strongest and hardest material available in nowadays information technology. In the recent years, there have been most extensive research efforts into the properties and applications of graphene, and the material has been suggested as being a potential replacement for silicon in many electronics applications as there is a growing concern that silicon-based conventional technology seems to have reached the saturation and that data storage, transmission and handling will become an important concern in the information technology. Graphene has, in addition, several useful properties that include high mechanical strength, very high electron mobility, and superior thermal conductivity. This session is devoted to the promising applications of graphene in the various components of electronic devices for energy storage, electrodes for touch screens, transistors, and integrated circuits.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Graphene and 2D Materials
• Fabrication of Graphene and related nanoelektronic devices
• Ultraconductors and covetic materials
• Graphene composites
• Graphene for energy storage (supercapacitors etc.)
• Graphene related sensors
• Graphene and carbon nanostructure related antennas
• Graphene for wearable devices
• Graphene for metamaterials
• Graphene for photonics

Session Organizer/Moderator
Mehmet Ertugrul

Mehmet Ertuğrul received a B.Sc. degree from the Department of Physics, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey, in 1986, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in atomic physics from Atatürk University, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1996, 1996 to 2001, and 2001 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor, and a Full Professor with the Department of Physics, Atatürk University, respectively, where he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering since 2003. He has a visitor scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the USA for several periods and also several years. He has authored or co-authored over 166 papers published in international SCI journals. His current research interests include superconducting and semiconducting devices with applications, nanofabrications and nanoelectronics, ultra-conductors, metamaterials, wearable antennas, gas, and biomedical sensors. He has several national and international collaborations. Dr. Ertuğrul was a recipient of the Award by The Scientific and Technological Academy of Sciences (TUBA) and Atatürk University. He has got 2 of the NATO-C grant by TUBITAK.

Invited speakers include:

Hirofumi Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Ariando Ariando (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Emre Gur (Atatürk Univ., Turkey)

Abstract IDs: 

[598], [515], [508],[671]

Ferrites and Rare Earth Magnetic Materials

Ferrites are an important class of magnetic materials containing ferric ions. These possess unique physicochemical properties including excellent magnetic characteristics, high chemical stability, tunable shape and size, and the ease with which they can be modified or functionalized. This session will address the reviews in the field of ferrite and rare earth magnetic materials.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :


  • Ferrites and Rare Earth Magnetic Materials


  • Magnetic Materials Processing and Physical Properties
  • Multiferroics and Magnetic Oxides
Session Organizer/Moderator
Muhammad Anis-ur-Rehman

Dr. Muhammad Anis-ur-Rehman in an experimentalist in Condensed Matter Physics. Facile synthesis methods are utilized for the development of micro and nanostructures. Main themes are energy generation and salvage. High frequency and data storage applications, Thermoelectricity, Sensing applications, Fuel cells, and Solar cell applications are the name of a few projects under investigation.
He has more than two hundred publications, which include publications in impact factor journals, book chapters, and conferences proceedings. He has supervised a number of undergraduate and graduate research theses. He is a recipient of the DRSM Gold medal from Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Pakistan and Young Scientist Award from CSJ, Japan. He has excellent ranking among the scientists in the field and has been awarded Research Productivity Award multiple times by his Institute as well as by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Pakistan.

Invited speakers include:

Mikhail Eremin (Kazan Federal University, Physics Institute, Russia)

Abstract IDs: 

[843],[699], [637], [433], [161], [760], [808], [223], [197], [368],[53], [579], [147], [224], [777], [160], [415], [284], [396], [404], [571], [576], [578], [587], [681], [745], [746], [747], [748], [749], [818], [819], [435], [437], [447], [255], [438], [449], [680]

Large Scale Applications of Superconductors and  Their Fundamental Technologies

The benefits of superconductors include energy-saving and high field generation. This session will focus on applied superconductivity than the physics of superconductivity. The topics of the session include various applications of both high Tc superconductors and low Tc superconductors as well as their fundamental technologies.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Medical, Scientific and Energy Applications of Superconductors
• Fundamental technologies for large-scale applications of superconductors
• Stability, quench and protection of superconductor magnets
• Ac losses in superconductors
• Various electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical modellings

Session Organizer/Moderator
Naoyuki Amemiya

Prof. Amemiya received his Dr. Eng. Degre from the University of Tokyo in 1990. He joined Yokohama National University in the same year (Lecturer in 1992; Associate Professor in 1993; Professor in 2005) and transferred to Kyoto University in 2008. He stayed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory 1996 and at the University of Twente From 2000 to 2001.

Invited speakers include:

Arno Godeke (Varian Medical Systems Particle Therapy GmbH, Germany)
Koji Noda (National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan)
Osami Tsukamoto (Faculty of Sience and Engineering Sophia University, Japan)
Noriko Chikumoto (Center of Applied Superconductivity and Sustainable Energy Research, Chubu University, Japan)
Rod Badcock (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Satoshi Fukui (Niigata University, Japan)
Zhenan Jiang (Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Abstract IDs: 

[729], [935], [269], [856], [232], [875],[806], [355], [328], [96], [584], [634], [873],[11], [246], [398], [400], [401], [402], [742], [393], [424], [606], [728], [741], [907]


Graphene and 2D Materials – Theory Session

The discovery of graphene generated a remarkable research effort in understanding and exploiting these materials. The extraordinary physical properties of graphene have also triggered interest in other 2D materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides, black phosphorus, and hexagonal boron nitride.
These materials offer new possibilities which include improved control of the electronic and optical properties, manipulation of spin degrees of freedom and confinement of excitons.
They have topological properties that are important in electronic applications such as field-effect transistors, photovoltaic devices, and bio-sensor.
In this session, the theoretical aspects of graphene and other new families of 2D materials will be discussed.
Current knowledge on the physical properties of graphene and related 2D crystals will be expanded by various computational approaches and the modeling of the electronic structure.
In particular important issues such as the dependence of the energy gap on thickness and strain, the multi-orbital character of the electronic state and the effect of the strong spin-orbit coupling will be investigated through various theoretical approaches.
This session will contribute to a better understanding of the intense activity taking place in these atomically thin 2D crystalline solids.
It is also hoped that some new possibilities with these materials will be put forward.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Graphene : Fundamentals and Mechanisms

Session Organizer/Moderator
Oguz Gulseren

Prof. Oğuz Gülseren obtained his Ph.D. in condensed Matter Physics at Bilkent University, 1992.
His research areas are theoretical solid-state physics, nanoscience, metal nanowires, carbon nanotubes, phonons and vibrational spectrum, electronic structure of solids, materials properties from the first principle.

Invited speakers include:

Aline Ramires (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
Oğuz Gülseren (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Devrim Guclu (Izmir Insitute of Technology, Turkey)

Abstract IDs: 

[48], [835], [564],[531], [165], [623], [585], [109],[258], [262], [206], [569]


Iron-Based Superconductors: Advances in Crystal Growth and Thin Films

Even after 11 years of intensive research in this Fe-based superconductors, crystal growth and thin-film synthesis of these materials still remain quite challenging.  This session will be centered on the recent developments and advances in the crystal growth and thin film fabrication of these unconventional Fe-based superconductors.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Synthesis & crystal growth of Fe-based superconductors
• Synthesis of thin films of Fe- based superconductors
• Synthesis, crystal & thin film growth of FeSe

Session Organizer/Moderator
Saicharan Aswartham

S. Aswartham has obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 2012 from Technical Unıversity Dresden (TUD) together with IFW-Dresden. In 2014-2015 he has been as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. Since 2016 he has been a staff scientist at Leibniz Institute for solid-state research, IFW-Dresden Germany. He published several papers in crystal growth and characterization of Fe-based superconductors and presented his results in several conferences.

Invited speakers include:

Athena S. Sefat (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Genda Gu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
Sabine Wurmehl (IFW Dresden, Germany)
Hidenori Hiramatsu (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo)
Jens Hänisch (KIT, Germany)
Shigeyuki Ishida (AIST, Japan)
Silvia Haindl ( Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Roman Puzniak (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Alexander Zaitsev (KIT, Germany)
Oleg Snigirev (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)

Abstract IDs: 

[12], [74], [60], [277], [42], [265], [785], [837], [784],[16], [296],[321]

Unconventional Superconductivity, and Tunable Quantum States

Despite intensive investigations, unconventional superconductors, still hold in store many surprises. Unconventional superconductivity refers to unusual pairing mechanism, Cooper pairs are not bound together by phonon-exchange (BCS) but instead by some other exchange mechanism, e. g. spin fluctuations in a superconductor with magnetic order either coexistent or nearby in the phase diagram with the hidden dome of Quantum Critical Point (QCP). This session covers the fundamental properties of various unconventional superconducting classes of materials – from 4f-electron heavy fermions to organic superconductors. In addition, a new emerging classes of superconductors (topological, interfacial) will be covered. This session will consist of the new advances, and the way ahead towards a better understanding of the unconventional superconductivity and pairing mechanism.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Unconventional Superconductors
• Quantum Fluctuations and Tunable Quantum States
• Frusrated Magnetism and Spin Systems
• Quantum Criticality and Spin Liquids

Session Organizer/Moderator
Toni Shiroka

As a senior scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and PSI, T. Shiroka makes regular use of local techniques such as µSR and NMR to investigate the properties of strongly correlated electron systems. Among his current research interests are organic, iron-based, and other unconventional superconductors, frustrated and low-dimensional magnetism, quantum spin liquids, etc.

Invited speakers include:

Hong Ding (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Satoshi Ikegaya (Max-Planck, Germany)
Ilya Eremin (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany)

Abstract IDs: 

[534], [148], [234],[308], [132],[317], [203], [49], [545], [901]

Strongly Correlated Electrons/Systems

Strongly correlated electron systems have proven to provide a fertile ground from which new concepts and new challenges have grown. The SCES session in ICSM 2020 emphasizes the fundamental physic of electron correlations that often produce new states of matter, an exciting frontier in condensed matter physics. The main topics include, but are not limited to, heavy fermion, unconventional superconductivity, and quantum phase transition. Synthesis of new materials that show strongly correlated behavior will be also emphasized

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Kondo physics
• Heavy fermion
• Unconventional superconductivity
• Quantum phase transiton

Session Organizer/Moderator
Tuson Park

2013-present: Director of the Center for Quantum Materials and Superconductivity Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

2012-present: Associate Professor Department of Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

2005-2008: J.R. Oppenheimer Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Invited speakers include:

Huiqiui Yuan (Zhejiang University, China)
Dariusz Kaczorowski (Polish Academy of Sciences,Poland)
Michael Nicklas (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
Alexander Tsirlin (University of Augsburg, Germany)

Abstract IDs: 

[544], [406], [532], [126],[380], [609], [844], [383],[207], [230], [921]

New Materials Trends in Low Dimentional Magnetism

The confinement of exchange interactions between the spins to one (1D) or two (2D) spatial dimensions, magnetic frustration effects and a complex interplay between spin, orbital, charge and lattice degrees of freedom that occur in a broad class of transition metal compounds and other related materials gives rise to novel quantum ground states and exotic magnetic excitations. The session on low dimensional magnetism is dedicated to presentations and discussions on recent theoretical and experimental progress in this field of strongly correlated quantum matter. This time a special attention will be given to the new emerging class of 2D-materials, magnetic van der Waals compounds attracting currently a lot of interdisciplinary interest due to their unique properties.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Low Dimensional Magnetism
  • Frustrated Magnetism and Spin Systems
  • Strongly Correlated Electrons/Systems
  • Spin Dynamics of Correlated Systems
  • Quantum Phase Transitions
  • Transitions Metal Oxides
Session Organizer/Moderator
Vladislav Kataev

V. Kataev is an experimental physicist and a group leader at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research IFW Dresden, Germany. His main field of interest is in strongly correlated electronic systems such as quantum magnets on the basis of complex TM oxides, correlated metals, novel and unconventional superconductors, as well as molecular magnets. His main experimental methods are high field ESR and NMR spectroscopies.

Invited speakers include:

Je-Geun Park (Seoul National University, Korea)
Mikhail Otrokov (Ikerbasque Research Fellow at Materials Physics Center, Spain)
Vladislav Kataev (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research IFW, Germany)
Jose Lado (Aalto University, Finland)
Saicharan Aswartham (IFW, Germany)
Alexander Kurbakov (Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Russia)
Costel R. Rotundu ( SIMES, USA)
Efrat Shimshoni (Ilan University, Israel)

Abstract IDs: 

[194], [185], [212], [70], [51], [272], [143], [242],[208], [273], [453], [698], [836], [356], [205],[123], [898], [341], [131], [135], [622], [917]

Magnet Science and Technology  

The session is devoted to the high- field magnet systems for scientific exploration in the high energy physics, plasma physics, biosciences, chemistry, materials science, condensed matter physics, and mass spectrometry.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Large scale superconducting applications for the high energy physics
• HTS Magnets for the Commercialization
• Design and Construction of the First Industrial Scale Quadrupole Magnet in Turkey

Session Organizer/Moderator
Vyachelav Klyukhin

Dr. Vyachelav Klyukhin in present time works in two large-scale projects for the application of the superconducting technologies: magnetic system for the Compact Muon Solenoid ( CSM) constructed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, and the magnet for the detector in the Future Hadron Circular Collider (FCC-hh) considering to be constructed at CERN. Dr. Vyachelav Klyukhin has more than 20 years’ experience of using the FEM program TOSCA of Vector Field for modeling of the various magnetic system. He also provided the CMS detector with the magnetic field measuring and monitoring system based on the NMR-probes, Hall Probes, and flux-loops installed on the selected blocks of the steel magnetic flux return yoke of the CMS magnet.

Invited speakers include:

Pugnat Pierre (CNRS/LNCMI-Grenoble, France)
Yury Ivanyushenkov (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Ziad Melhem (Oxford Instruments NanoScience, England)

Abstract IDs: 

[751], [677], [251],[463], [861], [529], [832], [779],[797], [862], [388], [551], [716], [718], [750], [778], [250], [252]

Cryogenics Materials, Engineering and Applications

This session covers all cryogenics to establish the cryogenic system used to nuclear fusion, high energy physics, space science, medical science, maglev car, HTS application and etc. The discussion will be done in the field of low-temperature refrigeration, cryo-electronics, large cryogenic system, materials, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics for the above mentioned cryogenic applications.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Advances in Cryogenic Materials and Cryogenic Engineer
  • Cryogenic Engineer Modeling
  • Cryogenic Power Cables and Leads
  • Cryogenic- Cryocoolers
  • Cryogenic- Electronics
  • Cryogenic-Large Facility and Testing
  • Cryogenic-Refrigeration and Liquefaction
  • Hydrogen Cryomagnetics
  • Innovative Cooling Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Materials testing and Evaluation
Session Organizer/Moderator
Yasuharu Kamioka

President Cold Tech Associate
Adjunct Researcher; Waseda University
Fellow Cryogenic and Superconductivity Society of Japan
11R A1 Vice President
Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1984
Joined with Toyo Sanso Co. Ltd. In 1972 R&D in cryogenic engineering
Was a visiting researcher at UCLA
Was a visiting professor o Research Center for Materials Science at Extreme Conditions, Osaka University and a lecturer of Sophia University
Was a general manager of Cryogenics Department, a corporate officer of Tokyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
He has about 40 patents and more than 70 papers in cryogenics.

Invited speakers include:

Sastry Pamidi (FAMU FSU, USA)
Weijia Yuan (Strathclyde University, UK)
Toshiyuki Mito (NIFS, Japan)
Koji Kamiya (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
Vladimir Viktorovich Tchernyi (Modern Science Institute, SAIBR, Russia)

Abstract IDs: 

[512], [484], [813], [548], [633],[354], [859], [108],[408], [939], [528]

MgB2 – Materials and Applications

MgB2 is expected to be used in helium-free conditions at around 20K, which can easily be attained by a cryo-cooler or liquid hydrogen. The ignorable weak link in the form of grain coupling suggests that the MgB2 fabrication process is simpler than that of HTS superconductors. However, the critical current properties of MgB2 bulks, tapes, and wires still do not reach the level of practical applications due to low density, the inclusion of impurity phases, oxidation of constituent elements and so on. The purpose of the session is to understand the present status of MgB2 and to discuss the improvement of current-carrying characteristics for the wide range of applications of MgB2. Wire production using in-situ and ex-situ methods, the techniques PIT, CTFF, and IMD will also be debated in view of Jc enhancement and persistent current joints. Permanent Magnets made of bulks and their modeling and applications will be included.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Fabrication of bulks, thin films, wire and tapes
• Microstructure and critical current densities
• Flux pinning
• AC loss
• Mechanical properties
• Applications
• Joints fabrication and physics

Session Organizer/Moderator
Akiyasu Yamamato & Hiroaki Kumakura

Akiyasu Yamamato has been an associate professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology since 2015. He obtained his B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. In 2017, he received the Award of Young Scientists from the Minister of MEXT, Japan. He has published papers focused on the realization of MgB2 conductors by advanced processing techniques in addition to Permanent magnet with MgB2 bulk for magnetic applications.



Hiroaki Kumakura was born in 1952. He obtained his B.E.(1976) and M.E.(1978) from the University of Tokyo. He was a director at Superconducting Materials Center (2005-2011), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), professor at Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba (2007-2013). He is now a Special Researcher in NIMS, President of Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan and a Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba. He has been engaged in the development of wires and tapes of various superconductors, such as Nb3Al, Bi-based oxides, MgB2, and iron pnictides.

Invited speakers include:

Satoshi Hata (Kyushu University Japan)
Carmine Senatore (Univ. Geneve, Switzerland)
Kevin Berger (GREEN – Université de Lorraine, France)
Nadendla Hari Babu (Brunel Univ. UK)
Susannah Speller (Oxford Univ., UK)
Dongliang Wang (Institute of Electrical Engineering China, China)
Andrzej Morawski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Tetiana Prikhna (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine)
Jun Nagamatsu ( ,Japan)
Mehmet Somer (Koc University, Turkey)

Abstract IDs: 

[498], [322], [442], [893], [26], [644], [910], [937], [929],[491], [593], [607], [283], [886], [931],[909], [385], [739], [872]

HTS Cuprates I- Preformed pairs and Intertwined orders

This session will shed light on the puzzle of multiple orders in the pseudo-gap regime of cuprate superconductors. The discussion will focus on two main ideas. First, we will discuss the presence of preformed incoherent particle-particle pairs above Tc. The second question will be whether there are preformed particle-hole pairs in the same temperature range. Lastly, the link with the formation of Pair Density Wave ( PDW) will be explored. The Picture of the pseudo-gap as a mosaic of entangled precursor states will emerge.

Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Presence of preformed pairs above Tc
• Precursor in the charge channel
• Pair Density Waves in Cuprates
• Intertwined orders

Session Organizer/Moderator
Catherine Pepin

Catherine Pépin is a senior scientist at the Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay, France. She has been working on strongly correlated electrons, heavy fermions, and more recently on cuprate superconductors

Invited speakers include:

Alain Sacuto (Université Paris Diderot, France)
Dorothée Colson (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
Cyril Proust (Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses – Toulouse, France)
Catherine Pepin (IPhT, CEA Saclay, France)

Abstract IDs: 

[88], [335], [885], [486],[495], [676], [765], [366], [451],[701]

Magnetic shape memory alloys and magnetocalorics

The Special Session will provide a forum for discussions of the latest results in the innovative field of the ferromagnetic shape memory alloys and other ferroic materials, exhibiting giant magneto-strain and magnetocaloric effects, respectively. The session will cover all the fundamental and applied aspects related to these materials and the physical phenomena they demonstrate.


Sessions Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Heusler Materials
  • Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys and Applications
  • Magnetocaloric Effect
  • Magnetostructural Transitions and Related Effects
  • Giant magnetostriction
Session Organizer/Moderator
Vladimir Chernenko

He graduated and has got a Ph.D. from Moscow State University. 38 years of research experience in centers in Ukraine, Germany, Japan, Italy, United States, France, Switzerland, Australia, Spain, Hong Kong and Russia. He has a permanent position as Ikerbasque Research Professor at BCMaterials & University of Basque Country, Spain. Professional interest is in the physics of phase transitions in solids and magnetism. Focused on research and development of the multifunctional magnetic shape-memory materials. Author of 320 original papers in ISI scientific journals and 6 book chapters with more than 8500 citations and h-index equal to 46. He is the International Fellow Awardee of the Helmholtz Association (Germany) in 2014. He is world-wide known as one of the founders of the new research area “Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys” being the organizer and/or invited speaker of many International conferences and symposia on this subject.

Invited speakers include:

Lluis Mañosa (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Daoyong Cong (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
Mehmet Acet (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Akio Kimura (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Iñaki Landazabal (Departamento de Ciencias Public University of Navarra (UPNa), Spain)
Arcady Zhukov (UPV/EHU, Spain)
Xavier Moya (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Olcay Kızılaslan (Inonu University, Turkey)

Abstract IDs: 

[930], [497], [226], [839], [266], [149], [25], [209],[285], [397], [581], [632], [616], [656], [104],[342], [426], [566], [855], [183], [184], [156], [717]

Molecular Spintronics Based on Coordination Compounds

Spintronics, based on the charge and spin degrees of freedom of the electron, has become a key technology in the late 20thcentury, soon after Professor Albert Fert and Dr. Greunberg discovered giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in 1988, for which they received the Nobel Prize in 2007. So far, various magnetoresistance devices and spin field effect transistors (FET) have been reported.  However, most spintronics devices are composed of solid-state materials. In order to overcome “Moore`s Limitation”, we must use nano-sized molecule-based magnets instead of the traditional bulk magnets. More recently, researchers have been interested in molecular spintronics based on coordination chemistry because molecules have several advantages over solid state materials, such as lightness, transparency, tunability, variety, molecular designs, etc.  Therefore, in this symposium, we will focus on the frontiers and perspectives of molecular spintronics based on coordination chemistry.  This symposium will focus on molecule-based magnets and materials including single-molecule magnets (SMMs), spin-crossover compounds (SCO), optical magnetic complexes, conducting magnetic complexes, organic radical metal complexes, spin qubits, coherence, Kondo resonance, giant magnetoresistance (GMR), tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR), spin-dependent optical phenomena, etc. We hope that many scientists will attend the symposium and present their most recent ground-breaking works.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Carbon-Based Magnetism, Molecular Magnetism
  • Graphene, Low Dimensional Magnetism
  • Functional Magnetic Materials, Spintronic Devices
  • Molecular Spintronics, Molecular Refrigeration
  • Quantum Computation and Technologies
Session Organizer/Moderator
Masahiro Yamashita

Masahiro Yamashita, Chairman, and Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University, received his Ph.D. in Coordination Chemistry from Kyushu University in 1982. From 1983 to 1987, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Kyushu University. From 1987 to 1998, he worked as an Associate Professor at Nagoya University. From 1999 to 2004, he worked as a Full Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University. From 2004, he is a Full Professor at Tohoku University. His main research interests are in the following three areas: (1)Multi-Functional Single-Molecule Quantum Magnets and Single-Chain Quantum Magnets, (2)Gigantic Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity in Nano-Wire Coordination Compounds with Strong Electron-Correlation, and (3)Hybrid Coordination Compounds with Electrical Conductivities and Magnetic Properties.

Invited speakers include:

Keynote: Talal Mallah (ICMMO, Université Paris-Sud, France)
Herre van der Zant (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Mario Ruben (KIT, German)
Valentin Alek Dediu (CNR-ISMM, Italy)
Guillem Aromi (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Vincent Repain (Université de Paris, France)
Richard Layfield (University of Sussex, United Kingdom)
Masaaki Ohba (Kyushu University, Japan)
Hitoshi Miyasaka (Tohoku University, Japan)
Masahiro Yamashita (Tohoku University, Japan)

Abstract IDs: 

[599], [501], [210], [217], [57], [228], [546], [860], [480], [554],[227], [841], [686], [372], [409]

Chiral Magnetism: Solitons and Skyrmions

Chiral magnets are currently the subject of intense investigations both because of their practical applications in technology and their interesing properties from the point of view of fundamental science. The applications exploit the charge and spin transport properties of a chiral magnet, which are strongly affected by the magnetic structure and thus can be controlled by the application of suitable magnetic fields. In addition, due to its topological nature, the magnetic structure of a chiralmagnet is protected against continuous deformations to homogeneous magnetic states, as ferromagnetic states. The chiral state can only turn into a homogeneous state through phase transitions that take place at definite points of the phase diagram. This robustness makes chiral magnets excellent candidates as the main components of spintronic devices and, for instance, they are specially suitable as the main components of information storage devices. Besides the applications, chiral magnets are very interesting objects from a fundamental point of view, as chiral symmetry and its breaking and restoration are ubiquitous phenomena appearing virtually in any domain of science, from elementary particle physics to astrophysics, and including chemistry, biology, and geology

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Magnetic Skyrmions and Chiral Magnetism
  • Magnetic Vortex Dynamics
  • Quantum Phase Transitions
  • Theory of Magnetism
  • Topological Insulators and Superconductors
  • Topological Quantum Matter
  • Magnetic Phase Transitions
  • Spintronics – Devices and Applications
  • Functional Magnetic Materials and Applications
  • Magnetic Vortex measurements


Session Organizer/Moderator
Javier Campo, Victor Laliena 

Prof. Javier CAMPO, is a Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Director of the Materials Science Institute of Aragón (ICMA), in Zaragoza, Spain. He got his PhD at University of Zaragoza and his thesis dealt with the magnetism of disordered materials.  After that, Dr. Campo did a postdoctoral stay for two years at the University of Montpellier (France) where he specialized on the magneto optical properties of the GaN.  After that he moved to the Institute Laue Langevin (Grenoble, France) for more than 5 years.  At that moment he started to study molecular magnets employing neutron scattering techniques. In 2002 he return to Spain and currently Dr. Javier Campo’s researches focus on chirality concepts applied to magnetism.


Dr. Victor Laliena is a sicentist at the Materials Science Institute of Aragón (ICMA), Zaragoza, Spain.

Invited speakers include:

Yusuke Kato (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Alexander Ovchinnikov (Ural Federal University, Russia)
Jun Kishine (Open University of Japan, Japan)
Javier Campo (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
Anika Schlenhoff (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Abstract IDs: 

[467], [550], [243], [503], [43],[116], [506], [516],[73], [361]

Topological Quantum Matter

Discovery of topological phase transitions and topological phases by Berezinskii, Kosterlitz, Thouless and Haldane brought topological revolution in quantum matter and introduced new concepts and phenomena ranging from gauge theories highlighting the Aharonov-Bohm effect and quark confinement to quantum Hall effect, topological band basis of topological insulators and topological features of non-Hermitian quantum mechanics. This session aims at presenting a glimpse of new developments, advances and unresolved issues in the area of topological quantum matter. Bringing together leading scientists working in the diverse areas of topological quantum matter will enable us to outline the further role of topology in physics and the developments in realizing and exploring new topological phases of matter.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Topological insulators and superconductors
  • Quantum effects due to the topology of physical space
  • Topological mechanics
  • Topological quantum phase transitions
  • Topological states in photonic systems
  • Topological phases in non-Hermitian systems


Session Organizer/Moderator
Valerii Vinokur

Valerii Vinokur, a Senior Scientist and Distinguished Argonne Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, USA received his PhD in 1979 at the Institute of the Solid State Physics RAS, in Chernogolovka, Russia. Research interests include vortex physics, superconductivity, quantum phase transitions, quantum transport, topological matter, disordered materials, out of equilibrium phenomena, ultraquantum thermodynamics, and mesoscopic physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Member of Norwegian National Academy of Science and Letters. He is a Laureate of the International John Bardeen Prize, Abrikosov Prize, and a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award.

Invited speakers include:

Aleksey Mironov (State Novosibisrsk University, Russia)
Flavio Nogueira (Leibniz Institute, Dresden, Germany)
Ming Shi (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
Caroline Gorham (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Ryo Hanai (Osaka University, Japan)
Cristina Diamantini (University of Perugia, Italy)
Yoram Dagan (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Abstract IDs: 

[91], [722], [312], [330], [141], [594], [117],[473], [270], [128], [281], [40],[381]

Magnetic Materials Processing and Physical Properties

The session will cover the processing techniques used in manufacturing components from ceramic superconductors, metallic supercondcutors and other magnetic materials. Areas of interest include

  • Casting, forming and machining
  • Additive processing and joining technologies
  • The evolution of material properties under the specific conditions met in manufacturing processes
  • Surface properties

Design and behavior of equipment and tools for the sample preparation and appropriate quantitative analysis with well designed experiments well covered in the session, which contribute significant new transferable knowledge in the form of (a) an innovation or (b) a new insight into material processing in the form of a transferable qualitative or quantitative explanation of a difference between experimental measurements and the predictions of relevant existing theories, models and hypothesis.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • TBA
Session Organizer/Moderator
Mehmet Ali Aksan

Prof. M.Ali AKSAN graduated in 1995 from the Physics Department of Inönü University. In 2003, he received a Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences of Inönü University Present employment: Full-time professor at Physics Department of Inönü University, TURKEY. Current fields of interest. Superconductors, superconducting Josephson Junction, glass-ceramic materials, thermoelectricity and thermal conductivity, magnetic shape memory alloys. He has published more than 90 referred papers in the international journals. Prof. AKSAN is in the organization committee of the International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (ICSM) since 2018. He gave a number of invited talks at a few international conferences.

Invited speakers include:

German de la Fuente (ICMA (CSIC-University of Zaragoza), Spain)

Abstract IDs: 

[919],[629], [85], [635], [94], [786], [744], [105], [526], [471], [390], [72]

Quantum Magnonics

Hybrid quantum systems with the intertwined charge and spin degrees of freedom and allowing for a high-speed magnetic moment variation at the nano-scale are especially promising for magnonic and spintronic applications. The unforeseen magneto-dynamic and electronic performance of such systems can be engineered by a wide range of parameters, including the choice of constituent materials, the shape of the sample and the orientation and strength of applied fields. Low-temperature microwave magnetic circuits are rapidly developing for probing the physics of magnonic systems at the quantum level. Of particular interest are hybrid nanoscale quantum systems whose components exhibit cooperative ground states, such as superconductivity and ferromagnetism, and posses a rich choice of linear and nonlinear properties in the radiofrequency and microwave range. This Special Session is aimed at strengthening cryogenic magnonics as a prominent subdiscipline of magnonics and magnon spintronics.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Quantum magnonics
• Spin waves in ferromagnet-superconductor hybrids
• Magnonics at low temperatures
• Spin currents in superconductors
• SQUID magnetometry for magnonics and spintronics

Session Organizer/Moderator
Oleksandr Dobrovolskiy – Farkhad Aliev

PhD (C.Sc.) from B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Kharkiv, Ukraine) in 2009. Junior research scientist at the Department of Low Temperature Physics, V. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 2006-2010. Postdoctoral research associate at the Physikalisches Institut Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany, 2009-2011. Since 2011 postdoctoral research fellow, principal investigator within the German Science Foundation (DFG) project DO 1511. Since 2013 also senior scientist, V. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics (D.Sc.) from B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Kharkiv, Ukraine) in 2016. Habilitation in Physics from the Physikalisches Institut Goethe-University (Frankfurt, Germany) in 2016. Privatdozent since 2016. Assoc. Prof. since 2017. Senior scientist – head of the Superconducting Spintronics Lab at the University of Vienna, Austria, since 2019.


He received the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in physics from M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1981 and 1984 respectively. From 1984 till 1996 he worked as a junior and then senior researcher at M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. He also spent several years as a visiting professor with at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1991-1995) and as research scientist at Katholieke University Leuven (1995-1998). From 1999 he works at the Faculty of Science at UAM where he has created a research group MAGNETRANS specialized in microwave dynamic response and noise in magnetic and superconducting nanostructures. He has been director of 10 PhD thesis. He is a co-author of more than 150 scientific publications indexed in Web of Science and 4 patents. He has presented more than 50 invited talks at international conferences and co-organized four international Schools and Conferences. Actually, he serves as associated editor for Scientific Reports.

Invited speakers include:

Oleksandr Dobrovolskiy (University of Vienna, Austria)
Alexy Karenowska (University of Oxford, UK)
Alexander (Oleksandr) Serga (Serha) (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Andreas Ney (Johannes Kepler Univerität Linz, Austria)

Abstract IDs: 

[169], [847], [164], [231],[547], [795]

Self-Organization and Transport in Bio-inspired Active Magnetic Colloids

This session will be focused on out-of-equilibrium dynamics and self-organization in magnetic colloids. The tendency of simple building blocks to organize into complex architectures is a unique research opportunity for materials science. This session includes contributions from experimentalists and theorists working with various bio-inspired magnetic colloidal systems, and covers a broad discussion on active magnetic colloidal materials, both synthetic and living, with the emphasis on novel self-assembled phases and tunable transport properties under out-of-equilibrium conditions.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • • Magnetic self-assembled materials by design.
    • Transport properties of active magnetic colloids.
    • Novel applications of bioinspired colloidal systems.
    • Magnetically-driven self-organization in living and synthetic systems.


Session Organizer/Moderator
Alexey Snezhko, Pietro Tierno

Alexey Snezhko is a staff scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory. His research focuses on out-of-equilibrium self-assembly and collective dynamics at the microscale and emergent phenomena in complex systems.




Pietro Tierno is associate professor of Physics at the university of Barcelona. His main research interest focus on soft condensed matter systems with emphasis on transport of microscale matter, propulsion in viscous fluids and self-assembly phenomena.

Invited speakers include:

Pietro Tierno (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Andrejs Cebers ( University of Latvia, Letonia)
Feodor Ogrin (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
Alexey Snezhko (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Thomas Fischer (University of Bayreuth)

Abstract IDs: 

[828], [238], [833], [626], [36],[261], [173]

The Superconductors Under Extreme- The Hydribes Under Pressure

Almost 5 years past after the discovery of 200-K superconductivity in the extremely compressed hydrogen sulfide. There are many theoretical works for not only the explanation of the superconductivity but for other candidates of superconductors at high pressure. In this session, the recent investigation in both experimental and theoretical studies will be discussed.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • • Synthesis and Characterization of hidrates
    • Theoretical prediction and design of high-Tc Superconductor
    • Technical investigation in extreme condition
    • Other hydrogen related material


Session Organizer/Moderator
Alexander Shangelaya

Alexander Shengelaya studied physics at Kazan State University (Russia) and received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research in Wroclaw (Poland). He worked in the group of Prof. Hugo Keller and Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Alex Müller at the Physics Institute of the University of Zürich during 10 years as a postdoc and later as a research associate. Starting from 2006 he holds a position as Full Professor and a head of condensed matter physics chair at Tbilisi State University (Georgia). Since 2019 he is also a head of condensed matter physics department at Andronikashvili Institute of Physics in Tbilisi.

Research interests of Prof. Shengelaya include experimental condensed matter physics where he investigates macroscopic and microscopic properties of novel magnetic, semiconducting and superconducting materials.  Main experimental methods which he applies are: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Muon Spin Rotation (μSR), magnetometry and transport Measurements.

Invited speakers include:

Alexander Shengelaya ( Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia)
Yi-feng Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Ronny Thomale (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany)
Yoshihiko TAKANO (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan)

Abstract IDs: 

[434], [166], [903], [514],[75], [351], [167], [685], [867],[39]

Superconductivity in Lower Dimension

Continuing miniaturization of a broad range of devices, gadgets and electronic schemes create new challenges and demand deeper understanding of different aspects of charge and heat transport as well as fluctuation phenomena in a variety of superconducting bnanostructures. Already now such structures constitute central elements of many nanodevices, in the future a number of their applications in metrology, informatics, electronics etc. is expected to grow further. In addition, reaching better understanding of salient features of superconductivity in lower dimension belongs to a scope of most fundamental problems of modern condensed matter physics. The session is intended to bring together leading scientists actively working in different sub-fields of low dimensional superconductivity in order to overview the present status of the field and most recent advances, to visualize further research prospects and to promote new collaborations.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Quantum phase slips in superconducting nanowires
• Superconductor-insulator quantum phase transitions
• Superconducting qubits and metamaterials
• Superconductivity and thermoelectric effects
• Topological insulators and Majorana fermions
• Crossed Andreev reflection and Cooper pair splitting

Session Organizer/Moderator
Andrei Zaikin

Andrei D. Zaikin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1979 and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow in 1983. Presently he is a principal investigator at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany. A.D. Zaikin is a world-renowed expert in the theory of superconductivity, quantum nanotransport, quantum dissipation and quantum decoherence.

Invited speakers include:

Dimitry S. Golubev (Aalto University, Finland)
Andrew G. Semenov (HSE University, Russia)
Evgeni II’ichev (Leibniz IPHT, Germany)
Andrei Zaikin (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Peter Samuely ( Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Abstract IDs: 

[61], [260], [235], [236], [518],[218], [134], [190], [202]

Novel Developments in Orbital Physics

The interplay between the spin, charge, and lattice degrees of freedom in transition metal compounds gives rise to various important physical effects, such as giant magnetoresistance, high-temperature superconductivity, and many others. An account of the directional character of orbitals additionally enriches physical phenomena met in these systems. It turns out that in many cases orbitals play the role of either a transmitter, which establishes a link among magnetic, electronic, and elastic properties, or a tuner, which regulates interplay among them. In the present session different effects related to the “orbital physics” discovered in last years will be discussed.

Invited talks will be focused on such phenomena as Kitaev spin-liquid, spin-orbit entangled states in iridates and ruthenates, cluster Mott magnets, orbital-selective effects, orbital degrees of freedom in multiferroics, and on experimental methods to directly image active orbitals.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • B5: Cobaltates
  • B29: Manganites
  • B31: Molecular Magnetism
  • C5: Ruthenates
  • C10: Transition Metal Oxides
  • F18: Strongly Correlated Electrons/Systems
  • H20: Other aspects of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials


Session Organizer/Moderator
Sergey Streltsov, Vladislav Kataev

S.Streltsov is a theoretician and head of laboratory at the Institute of Metal Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is interested in the systems with interplay of orbital, spin, charge, and lattice degrees of freedom and studies these materials with such techniques as DFT, DFT+DMFT and various model approaches to the Hubbard and Heisenberg model.



V. Kataev is an experimental physicist and a group leader at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany.  His main field of interest is in strongly correlated electronic systems such as quantum magnets on the basis of complex TM oxides, correlated metals, novel and unconventional superconductors.

Invited speakers include:

Liu Hao Tjeng (Max Plank Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
George Sawatzky (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Ginyat Khaliullin (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany )

Abstract IDs: 

[58], [916], [244],[199], [474], [732]

Permanent Magnets: Materials and Their Applications

Permanant magnets play a key role in contemporary life to enable the operation of several advanced devices in transportation and energy conversions. Rare-earth permanent magnets formed of alloys are the most popular ones. Following the rare earth elements crisis in 2011, world-wide efforts have been pushing for the development of rare-earth free permanent magnets with low cost, less supply risk, and equally mathching magnetic properties. This session presents an overview of existing and new pathways explored for the development of the next generation of permanent magnets with nanostructured techniques, will also be discussed. Through nanostructuring a direct tuning of the intrinsic magnetic properties is allowed, facilitated by new tools and techniques available now for researchers, promoting very promising unexploited potentials.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :



Session Organizer/Moderator
Ramadan Awad

Professor Ramadan Awad completed his PhD as a channel system between Alexandria University (Egypt) and Genoa University (Italy) in 1997. He worked in the field of high temperature superconductivity (mercury – thallium) cuprates. He was awarded the professor degree in 2007, and worked as a directory of computer center at Faculty of Science (Alexandria University) from 2011 to 2012. Currently, he is the Chairman of Physics Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Beirut Arab University. His research interests are:
• Electrical and magnetic properties of solid
• Superconductivity
• Thermal properties of matter
• X-ray Powder diffraction
• Nano-oxides preparation
• Mechanical properties of Solids
• Magnetic properties of nano ferrite
He has more than 130 publications in the field of superconductivity and Nano Science.

Invited speakers include:

Sultan Ozturk (KTU, Turkey)

Abstract IDs: 

[906],[904], [905]

Superconducting Spintronics

The emerging field of spintronics is based on electron spin and magnetization. This new area of research and technology aims at enhancing the storage capacity of computer hard drives and potentially play an important role in quantum computing’s future. Superconductor-ferromagnet (SF) structures are widely regarded as the building blocks of this superconducting spintronic technology. It is generally accepted that conventional spintronic devices typically require large currents with high resistance giving rise to heat concerns, so researchers are investigating the viability of superconductors showing no/low resistance (dc/ac) to the current flow. In superconductors, there is no magnetic field in the interior of the superconductor, while there is a saturated magnetic field presence in the ferromagnetic material, when these two materials meet at a boundary interface, there could be an electromagnetic proximity effect. This session will consist of world-wide leading speakers with new results in a way to understand longstanding questions about how SF structures interact, and these could lead to a fast and effective technology of superconducting spintronics.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

Proximity effects in SF structures
Josephson pi-juncitons
Spin-triplet supercurrents
Memory devices

Session Organizer/Moderator
Alexander A. Golubov


Dr. Alexander Golubov is an Associated Professor at Twente University. Published more than 400 scientific papers in internationally recognized journals, received over 7000 citations, h-index 51. Gave around 100 speeches or invited talks at international conferences.

Invited speakers include:

Jan Aarts (Leiden Institute of Physics, Holland)
Kaveh Lahabi (Leiden Institute of Physics, Holland)
Oleg Mukhanov (SEEQC.EU R&D Labs, Italy)
Igor Soloviev (Moscow State University, Russia)
Farkhad Aliev (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Sergey Bakursky (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
Lenar Tagirov (Kazan University, Russia)
Anatoli Sidorenko (Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies, Moldova)
Angelo Di Bernardo (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Valery Ryazanov (ISSP, Chernogolovka, Russia)
Alexander Bobkov (ISSP, Chernogolovka, Russia)
Irina Bobkova (ISSP, Chernogolovka, Russia)
Wolfgang Belzig (Universität Konstanz, Germany)
Yakov Fominov (Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
Kohei Ohnishi (Kyushu University, Japan)
Oded Millo (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Abstract IDs: 

[479], [320], [826], [200], [125], [129], [461], [245], [475], [509], [923], [481], [504], [30], [133], [90],[144], [533], [394], [370], [734], [325], [674], [188],[403], [429], [158], [462], [482], [483]

Fundamental Properties and Simulations of Vortex Matter

Computer modeling is established as a very valuable tool in the field of superconductivity. The phenomenon of superconductivity is numerically explored at many different levels. Here we will concentrate on the exploration of macroscopic properties of vortex matter and large-size systems, which is in most cases not feasible within microscopic models, and coarser phenomenological approaches have to be used. The Ginzburg-Landau model, for example, describing the superconducting order parameter as the most relevant degree of freedom is the most popular of these phenomenological approaches in theoretical research on superconductivity. Numerical implementations of this model allow to explore large system sizes and to calculate macroscopic properties. As an example, time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) simulations were successfully employed to explore and optimize pinning of vortex lines (see figure).

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

Simulations of vortex matter: Time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau and Langevin dynamics
Modelling of different defects: grain boundaries, strain fields, magnetic and non-magnetic defects
Vortex Pinning and Critical Currents
Multi-scale, multi-component modelling of superconductor macroscopic properties
Mesoscopic behavior of vortex matter: effect of confinement
Comparison between phenomenological simulations and coupled quasiparticle/Cooper-pair dynamics in the description of vortex nucleation and dynamics

Session Organizer/Moderator
Andreas Glatz

Andreas Glatz is a physicist at the Materials Science Division and professor at the Department of Physics of Northern Illinois University. His work in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics and materials science is focused on dynamical processes in quantum and nano-materials. In particular, he was leading the SciDAC partnership on Optimizing superconductor transport properties through large-scale simulation with the main objective to develop and apply novel methods for optimizing superconductors for energy applications using large-scale computational algorithms and tools. The resulting numerical tools paved the way for a systematic method to design superconductors with high critical currents.

Invited speakers include:

Ivan Sadovskyy (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Yusuke Kato (Department of Basic Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Roland Willa (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Uwe Tauber (Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Virginia Tech, USA)
Vladimir Fomin (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden, Institute for Integrative Na, Germany)
Andreas Glatz (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)

Abstract IDs: 

[64], [602], [810], [69], [880], [829],[613],[314]

Magnetism of Nanoparticles, Nano-Wires and Nano-Structures

Interest in nanotechnologies and nanoscale materials, particularly magnetic nanomaterials, has grown recently and their applications have attracted the attention of both the research and industrial communities in the biomedical, environmental, clinical, energy and technological applications owing to their many unique properties.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Nanomaterials
• Magnetic Properties
• Biomedical Applications
• Energy and Technological Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials

Session Organizer/Moderator
Abdulhadi Baykal

Abdulhadi Baykal is a chemist in the Nanomedicine Research Department of IAU. He received his Ph. D. in 1999 from the Middle East Technical University (METU) and he is working in the Institute of Research and Medical Consultation (IRMC), Saudi Arabia. His research is on Synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanomaterials (Spinel Ferrites and M-type hexaferrites). Their biomedical, catalytic, biosensor and microwave absorption applications.

Invited speakers include:

Abdulhadi Baykal (Institute for Research & Medical Consultations, (IRMC), Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)
Oscar Iglesias (Dpt. Física de la Matèria Condensada, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Manikandan Ayyar (Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), India)

Abstract IDs: 

[878], [520], [542],[59], [814], [493], [731], [66], [162], [336], [465], [614],[68], [466], [489], [574], [307], [171], [172], [286], [359], [912], [915], [150], [568]

Theory of Superconductivity

The aim of this session is to bring together the different scientists working in the area of theoretical descrşption of superconductivity. These are the different theories used today to understand, explain and predict the different properties of superconductivity, such as first-principles methods. The session attempts to cover a broad spectrum of news material and the anisotropy and multiband effects in new superconductors: cuprate superconductors, borocarbides, magnezium-diboride and oxypnictides.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Multiband and anisotropic Ginzburg-Landau theory in application to new compounds
• Electron-boson coupling theory of superconductivity (BSC and Eliashberg theory)
• Theortetical description of superconductivity in strong correlated systems
• BCS-BEC crossover in new superconductors

Session Organizer/Moderator
Iman Askerzade

Iman Askerzade is a scientist in Ankara University, Turkey (since 2001). He received his Ph. D. in 1995 from the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences and he was working in the Institute of Physics. His research is focused on theory of superconductivity including many-band Gizburg-Landau theory, Eliasgberg equations, Josephson Dynamics and superconducting qubits.

Invited speakers include:

Zaanen Jan (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Vladimir Kozhevnikov (KU Leuven, USA)
Luca Salasnich (Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Italy)
Ming-Wei Wu (Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Science and Technology of China, China)
Feng Shiping (Beijing Normal University, China)
Israel Chavez ( Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)

Abstract IDs: 

[15], [92], [13], [229], [274], [110],[106], [50], [870], [850], [464], [331], [704], [936], [809],[565], [703], [93]

Magnetic Recording,Sensors and Microwave Devices

This session will mainly address recent progress on magnetic recording, sensors and microwave devices and technologies behind. Magnetic sensors, such as: magnetoresistors, magnetodiodes, Hall-effect devices, silicon depletion-layer magnetometers, magneto-injection transistors, magnistors, lateral magnetotransistors, carrier-domain magnetometers, MOS magnetic-field sensors, fluxgate magnetometers and search coils, etc. will be main topics. Recent progress on the field and the novel applications of these sensors to different areas of technology (medical, defense, space, navigation, geology, etc.) will be elaborated.
The most recent tools and ways of magnetic recording and reading with increased capacity of data storage, studies on magnetic imaging methods (e.g. low-field open NMR) and up to date developments on the electronic background, instrumentation and measurements in the field are specifically encouraged for presentation in this session.
The session additionally will cover spintronics devices (magnetic tunnel junctions, GMR devices, spin injection/detection in semiconductors, spin LEDs, optical isolators and optical switches), circuit applications (nonvolatile memory and logic), quantum information processing utilizing spin states, spin transfer torque dynamics and applications (e.g. Spin-transfer torque random-access memory (STT-RAM)).
You are kindly invited to join these fruitful discussions.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Magnetic imaging and recording ( from spintronic devices to MRI, MFM, magnetooptics, etc., to magnetic shielding and noise measurements)
• Magnetic sensors and applications (GMI, GMR, Fluxgate, Search coil, Hall effect magnetometers, etc., measurement and instrumentations techniques)
• Space magnetometry and magnetic navigation systems
• Magnetic microwave devices (spin transfer torque, switching, oscillator, applications to magnetic sensors and magnetic random access memory, spin Hall Effect devices, etc.)

Session Organizer/Moderator
Peter Švec, Ugur Topal

Peter Švec, DrSc. (principal investigator, head of Department of Metal Physics IP SAS) is specialist for TEM and XRD. His scientific activities are focused on the investigation of the formation and stability of amorphous and nanocrystalline structures in rapidly quenched metallic systems. His focus is also applications of rapidly quenched amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys in energetics and advanced sensors of physical properties, especially deformation and field sensors and in power engineering.




Ugur Topal received his PhD in physics in 2003 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. After working as a research assistant at Abant Izzet Baysal University for 4 years, he joined National Metrology Institute (UME) of Turkey in 1999. He is still working in UME as a senior scientist. His research interests include synthesis and characterization of magnetic and superconducting materials, their potential applications in industry, magnetic sensor technologies and functional materials, Attitude and control determination sensors and actuators of low-medium orbit Satellites.

Invited speakers include:

Ivan Skorvanek (Institute of Experimental Physics SAS, Košice, Slovak Republic)
Isa Araz (Tubitak-UME, Atomic Sensor Lab., Gebze, Turkey)
Muneeb Rahman (Department of Physics, Pakistan)
Ozhan Ozatay (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Srinivasu Vallabhapurapu (University of South Africa South Africa)

Abstract IDs: 

[603], [834], [561], [577], [253],[673], [186], [52],[822]

Advances in Iron-based Superconductors; Fundamentals, Theory and Mechanisms

More than a decade of extensive research has revealed many unique properties of iron-based superconductors including the interplay between spin and orbital fluctuations, electronic nematicity, unconventional s± superconductivity, the coexistence of antiferromagnetic, nematic and superconducting orders, Lifshitz transitions in superconducting state. This session will cover recent developments in exploring magnetic ordering and other exotic properties of iron-based superconductors.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Orbital and spin fluctuations
• Using quasiparticle interference to reveal gap structure
• Nematicity in FeSe and 122 compounds
• Role of shallow and incipient bands in superconductivity

Session Organizer/Moderator
Hai-Hu Wen

Dr. Hai-Hu Wen is a Professor at Nanjing University, Chang Jiang Scholarship Professor, group leader, director of Center for Superconducting Physics and Materials of Nanjing university. Published more than 340 scientific papers in internationally recognized journals, received over 7000 citations, h-index 46. Gave about 100 speeches or invited talks at international conferences.

Invited speakers include:

Michael Sadovskii (Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch, Russia)
Liviu Chibotaru (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Chandan Setty (University of Florida, USA)
Xianggang Qiu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Abstract IDs: 

[18], [95], [642], [736],[840], [441], [163]

Spintronics- Devices and Applications

The utilization of a purely quantum mechanical property of the electron, namely spin, together with or instead of electron charge opens up many possibilities in device applications. The rich spectrum of spintronic applications includes magnetic random access memory, spin logic gates, spin torque nano-oscillators, radio frequency gene- rators and detectors, domain wall logic, skyrmionic devices, antiferromagnetic spintronic devices etc. This session will focus on the newly discovered physical phenomena in magnetic thin films and nanomagnets that will be the driving force for emerging device applications.




Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Spintronic Devices utilizing perpendicular anisotropy magnetic films
• Spin Torque/ Spin Orbit Torque Devices
• Micromagnetic Studies of Spintronic Devices
• Spintronic Devices- Memory and Sensor Applications
• Spin logic devices

Session Organizer/Moderator
Ozhan Ozatay

Prof. Özhan Özatay is an experimental physicist and a group leader of BUSPIN- Bogazici University Nano-magnetism and Spin Applications Research Group, Istanbul, Turkey. His main field of interest is magnetic skyrmions, spin orbit torques in antiferromagnets and radio frequency spin torque nano-oscillators. His main experimental methods are magnetic thin films deposition by sputtering and nano-lithography, magnetic imaging with magnetic force microscopy and spin dependent transport measurements.

Invited speakers include:

Saul Velez (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Thomas Hauet ( Université de Lorraine-CNRS, France)
Mehmet Onbasli (Koç University ,Turkey)
Artur Useinov (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Riccardo Tomasello (Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
Maciej Sawicki (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Caner Deger (Marmara University, Turkey)
Svetlana Titova (Institute of Metallurgy UrD RAS, Russia)
Yasir Saeed (Abbottabad University, Pakistan)

Abstract IDs: 

[191], [204], [362], [846], [869],[553], [766], [733], [727]

Interplay of Superconductivity and Magnetism

Recent experimental developments now permit fabricating and probing magnetic structures and many other artificial spin systems on top or embedded in superconductors. These systems provide a new ground to explore the interplay between magnetism phenomena and superconductivity. They also offer new platforms to engineer various new topological superconductors and also to probe their exotic Majorana edge states directly by spectroscopic measurements. The aim of the workshop is to gather specialists in this growing field to make a point on the key experimental advanced and also to view how the exotic bound states excitations s may be unambiguously detected, manipulated and used within this scheme.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Majorana bound states
• Engineered topological superconductivity
• Scanning tunneling microscopy
• Unconventional superconductivity

Session Organizer/Moderator
Pascal Simon

Pascal Simon is a Professor in Physics in the Laboratoire of Solid state physics in the University Paris Saclay (since 2008). He received his Ph. D. in 1998 in theoretical physics from the university Paris Sud. His present research is focused on topological Dirac matter particularly topological superconductivity and Majorana fermions, the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity, quantum transport experiments, light-matter interactions, etc.

Invited speakers include:

Jens Wiebe (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Mircea Trif (Polish Academy of Science ,Poland)
SIMON Pascal (University Paris-Saclay, France)
Teemu Ojanen (Tampere University, Finland)
Hadar Steinberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Andrzej Ptok (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Dmitri Efremov (IFW Dresden, Germany)
Alexander Zyuzin (Aalto University, Finland)
Ilhom Rahmonov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia)
Maciej Sawicki (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Davron Matrasulov ( Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Abstract IDs: 

[908], [900], [892], [590], [176], [799], [801],[896], [863], [776], [628]

Superconducting Arsenides

The focus of this session is on comprehensive studies of arsenide superconductors, a rich family of topologically non-trivial and trivial, centro-and non –centrosymmetric, iron-free and iron-based materials. We will discuss observation of superconductivity in undoped Cd3As2 films, physical properties, energy band structure, superconducting order parameter, underlying physical mechanism, and concepts.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :

• Superconducting topological semimetal Cd3As2
• Centro-symmetric superconductor SnAs
• Non-centrosymmetric superconductor Sn4As3
• Energy gaps in multiband LiFeAs
• Band structure, thermodynamics, transport and Andreev spectroscopy

Session Organizer/Moderator
Vladimir Pudalov

Vladimir Pudalov is a principle researcher, head of the V.L. Ginzburg Center for High Tc Superconductivity and Quantum Materials at Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow. He received his PhD (1975) and habilitation (1985) from Kapitza Institute in Moscow. Since 1998 he is working at P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute. His research at LPI is focused on the physics of new high temperature superconductors, topological materials, and strongly correlated low-dimensional electron systems.

Invited speakers include:

Vladimir Pudalov (PN Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS ,Russia)
Leonid Oveshnikov (NRC Kurchatov Institute, Russia)
Kirill Pervakov (Lebedev Physical Institute, Russia)
Aksel Kobiałka (Skłodowska University, Poland)

Abstract IDs: 

[436],[425], [373], [196],[375], [376]

Graphene and 2D Materials (2DM) – Experimental Session

In this session, the experimental aspects and new approaches to synthesize and characterize graphene and other new families of 2D materials will be presented. Current knowledge on the physical properties of graphene and related 2D materials will be expanded by various experimental methods and possible usage of such materials on devices will be discussed. In particular important issues such as synthesis, defect structures, conductivity, magnetism, superconductivity, quantum confinement effects, the dependence of the energy gap on thickness and strain, the multi-orbital character of the electronic state and the effect of the strong spin-orbit coupling will be discussed through various experimental approaches. Recently, it is reported that Moiré patterns formed with twisted bilayer graphene have a strong influence on the electronic properties of the graphene material. The main reason is that the Moiré pattern slows down the electrons that conduct electricity in graphene and zip past each other at great speeds. At a twist angle of about 1.1 degrees -the so-called magic angle- these electrons come to an almost zero velocity. The slow-moving electrons start seeing each other and interact with their surround to move in lock-step. As a result, the graphene acquires interesting peculiarities such as superconductivity or magnetism. Such magic angles may also exist in 2D materials thus new superconductive materials can be found via twisted bilayers. Therefore in this session, it is also hoped that some new possibilities or developments with these materials will be put forward.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Fundamental experimental research on Graphene and 2DM
  • Defect structures in Graphene and 2DM
  • Spectroscopic characterization of Graphene and 2DM
  • Graphene and 2DM based device fabrication Superconductivity in Graphene and 2DM
Session Organizer/Moderator
Emre Erdem

Dr Emre Erdem is now associate professor at Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Materials Science and Nano Engineering program (Istanbul / Turkey).  In 2010, he became a research group leader in the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Freiburg on the spectroscopic studies of functional nanomaterials. Emre has a strong background in diverse  fields, such as materials physics and chemistry, physical chemistry, atomic physics, solid-state physics, defect chemistry, studies of electronic properties of energy materials and the synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals (functional nanomaterials,  piezoelectrics,  supercapacitors  and,  in  particular,  semi-conducting  quantum  dots).  He was awarded LE STUDIUM / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship (2017), Eugen Grätz Prize (2011) and DAAD scholarship (1999).

Invited speakers include:

Junji Haruyama (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
Recep ZAN (Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University ,Turkey)
Uğur Ünal (Koc University, Turkey)
Rükan Genç Altürk (Mersin University, Turkey)

Abstract IDs: 

[540], [864], [925], [942]

Superconductors—From Properties to Applications

Nb3Sn superconductor is a material of choice for developing future technologies needed for high-energy-physics particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) or the Future Circular Collider (FCC) contemplated for the post LHC era, and for fusion-energy reactors such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). This session targets the latest research on A15 superconductors and Nb3Sn in particular. Emphasis will be put on the materials’ critical-current, flux pinning, microstructural and electro-mechanical properties, as well as on innovative methods for manufacturing high-performance wires and cables. Updates on the construction of ITER and LHC high-luminosity upgrade are also invited.

It is also hoped that some new possibilities or developments with these materials will be put forward.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Low Temperature Superconductors
  • Superconducting Materials Processing and Structural Properties
  • Wires and Tapes
  • Large Scale Applications of Superconductors — Accelerators
  • Large Scale Applications of Superconductors — Fusion and ITER
  • Superconducting Magnets for the 100 TeV Hadron Future Circular Collider
  • Techniques and Instrumentation of Large Scale and Energy Applications
  • Materials Testing and Evaluation
  • Microstructure
  • Electro-mechanical PropertiesSuperconductors
  • Artificial Pinning in Superconductors
Session Moderator/Mentor
Yoshihiko Takano

Yoshihiko Takano is a distinguished Professor at NIMS, Japan. He is the Group Leader of International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics and a principal ınvestigator in MANA. He has not only many publications but also many books including patents. Prof Takano awarded a prize in 2017 as Highly Cited Researchers (Web of Science) (2017).

Invited speakers include:

Yosef Yeshurun (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Stephan Pfeiffer (TU Wien, Austria)
Khalil Harrabi (King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia)
Luis Angurel (University of Zaragoza – CSIC, Spain

Abstract IDs: 

[220],[857], [282], [80],[44], [239], [933]

Iron-based Superconductors – Experimental Properties of Materials

Despite intensive investigations, iron-based superconductors, still hold in store many surprises. This session provides a glimpse at the latest issues, the new advances, and the way ahead towards a better understanding of the second most prominent superconducting family after the cuprates.

Session Topics Include (but not limited to) :
  • Iron-based Superconductors: Current Developments in the Studies of Fundamental Properties
  • Iron-based Superconductors: Other Aspects
  • Iron-based Superconductors: Properties of Materials in Crystal and Film Forms
  • Iron-based Superconductors: Properties Related to Applications
Session Moderator/Mentor
Vladimir Pudalov

Vladimir Pudalov is a principle researcher, head of the V.L. Ginzburg Center for High Tc Superconductivity and Quantum Materials at Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow. He received his PhD (1975) and habilitation (1985) from Kapitza Institute in Moscow. Since 1998 he is working at P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute. His research at LPI is focused on the physics of new high temperature superconductors, topological materials, and strongly correlated low-dimensional electron systems.

Invited speakers include:

Setsuko Tajima (Osaka University, Japan)
Sahana Roessler (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
Tatiana Kuzmicheva ( Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Noor Hasan (University of Technology, Iraq)
Dario Daghero (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Hidekazu Mukuda (Osaka university, Japan)
Kamila Komędera ( Institute of Physics, Pedagogical University, Poland)
Takasada Shibauchi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Abstract IDs: 

[101], [256], [77], [884],[276], [395], [37], [152],[922], [278], [76]