«New trends in Superconductivity», Bienal RSEF, July 11-15, 2022

The symposium will be held on July 11th and 12th (Monday and Tuesday), see the program below. On Tuesday, after the session, there will also be an outreach event for the general public. Find more information in the Bienal webpage.

Superconductivity is one of the most active research fields in condensed matter physics with great potential to reshape our society. The interest in this fascinating phenomenon goes beyond the fundamental question of designing a quantum system characterized by the absence of dissipation and includes numerous applications in medicine (proton accelerators, magnetic resonance), transport (levitating trains, motors) and computation (quantum computers). Superconductivity has also an impact in other areas of physics such as nuclear fusion, cosmology or high energy physics.

Some of the most pressing challenges in this field are unravelling the mechanism behind high-Tc superconductivity in cuprates and pnictides, the interaction between superconductivity and other electronic and magnetic order states, the influence of quantum criticality or the effects induced when reducing the dimensions or increasing the disorder in the superconducting systems. Recent discoveries of superconductivity in hydrides, topological and ferromagnetic materials and in twisted layers of 2D materials have raised new exciting questions in the field.

This Symposium will be a platform to discuss new trends and challenges in different topics (see below) related to superconductivity including experiments, theory and applications. A Spanish superconducting network, gathering more than 40 research groups working in fundamental and applied aspects of superconductivity, was launched after the last RSEF Bienal meeting in Zaragoza (https://gefes-rsef.org/superconductivity-in-spain/). This symposium pretends to reinforce the links created within this community by promoting new collaborations and synergies. The symposium will include invited talks, selected oral presentations, and a poster session (with flash talks).

It will cover the following topics:

  • Superconductivity in 2D materials and heterostructures.
  • Topological and interface superconductivity.
  • Vortex matter.
  • Strongly correlated electron systems and high temperature superconductors
  • Strong disorder and coherence in thin films.
  • Superconductivity under extreme conditions (pressure, field, temperature).
  • Nanofabricated superconductors.
  • Quantum transport in superconductors.
  • Novel magnetic superconductors
  • Bound states in superconductors (Majorana, Shiba,…)
  • Superconductors for detectors, high field and energy efficiency applications.
  • Josephson junctions, SQUIDS and other superconducting sensors.
  • Quantum technologies.
  • Synthesis of superconducting materials.

Organizing Committee

Isabel Guillamón, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

María José (Pepa) Martínez-Pérez, Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón – CSIC

Mariela Menghini, IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid


Monday, July 11th

15:30-16:00 José Lado (Aalto University) Topological and nodal superconductivity in artificial van der Waals materials
16:00-16:15 Miguel M. Ugeda (DIPC, CFM (CSIC-UPV-EHU) and Ikerbasque) Observation of superconducting Leggett modes from competing pairing instabilities in single-layer NbSe2
16:15-16:30 Edwin Herrera (UAM) Quantum-well states at the surface of the heavy fermion URu2Si2
16:30-17:00 Flash Talks (Posters 1-9)
17:00-18:00 Posters and Coffee
18:00-18:15 Rosa López (IFISC (CSIC-UIB)) Surpassing the uncertainty thermodynamic relation in normal-superconductor quantum dots
18:15-18:30 María José Calderón (ICMM-CSIC) Mott Correlations in Moiré Heterostructures
18:30-18:45 Wen Wan (DIPC) Nontrivial doping evolution of electronic properties in Ising-superconducting alloys
18:45-19:00 Ramón Aguado (ICMM-CSIC) Singlet-doublet transitions of a quantum dot Josephson junction detected in a transmon circuit
19:00-19:15 Francisco Jesús  Matute-Cañadas (UAM) Signatures of interactions in the Andreev spectrum of nanowire Josephson junctions
19:15-19:30 Ángel Ibabe (UAM) Joule heating effects in hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanowire devices

Tuesday, July 12th

15:30-16:00 Anna Palau (ICMAB-CSIC)(invited) Nano-engineered high-temperature superconductors and hybrid systems for energy-efficient functional devices
16:00-16:15 Akashdeep Kamra (UAM) Interfacial control of vortex-limited critical current in type II superconductor films
16:15-16:30 Emma Campillo (Lund University) Modelling of vortex core magnetization and Pauli paramagnetic effects
16:30-1700 Flash Talks (Posters 10-18)
17:00-18:00 Posters and Coffee
18:00-18:15 Antonella Meninno (CFM (CSIC-UPV/EHU) and UPV/EHU) Ab initio study of possible metastable occupation of tetrahedral sites in Palladium Hydride compounds
18:15-18:30 Fabián A. Cuellar (UAM) Extremely long range, high-temperature Josephson coupling across a half metalllic ferromagnet
18:30-18:45 Jordi Picó-Cortés (Universität Regensburg and ICMM-CSIC) Non-equilibrium transport in Josephson junctions through interacting nanostructures
18:45-19:00 Antonio Badía (INMA, CSIC-UNIZAR) Electromagnetic modelling in macroscopic superconductivity. Fundamentals and applications
19:00-19:15 Marina Calero de Ory (CAB, CSIC-INTA) Ti/Al bi-layer Kinetic Inductance Detector (BiKID) configuration for CMB experiments
19:15-19:30 Fabian Sigloch (INMA, CSIC-UNIZAR) Large output voltage to magnetic flux change in nanoSQUIDs based on direct-write Focused Ion Beam Induced Deposition technique


P1 Carlos Uriarte González (URJC) Design of a levitating system for the study of the superfluidity at ultra low temperatures
P2 Rishav Harsh (DIPC) Superconducting dome by tuning through a van Hove singularity in a two-dimensional metal
P3 Raquel Sánchez-Barquilla (UAM) STM at high magnetic fields in the superconducting series FeSe1-xSx
P4 César González-Ruano (UAM) Tuning magnetic anisotropies with superconductivity and spin-orbit interaction in epitaxial ferromagnet-superconductor hybrids
P5 Aiswarya Kethamkuzhi (ICMAB-CSIC) Study of the overdoped state in TLAG grown YBCO thin films oxygenated with ozone
P6 Marta Fernández-Lomana (UAM) Tunneling spectroscopy at very high magnetic fields in the iron based superconductor KFe2As2
P7 Celia González Sánchez (UAM) Towards hybrid van der Waals Josephson Junctions based on NbSe2
P8 Jordi Alcalà (ICMAB-CSIC) Local modulation of the superconducting order parameter for energy-efficient functional devices based on fluxonic effects
P9 Miguel Águeda (UAM) Superconducting gap and magnetoresistance of layered AuSn4
P10 Ignacio Figueruelo Campanero (IMDEA Nanociencia and UCM) Fabrication and characterization of the high-temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ for van der Waals heterostructures
P11 Ana Parente (UCM) Low dimensional effects in superconducting nanostructures
P12 Aleix Barrera (ICMAB-CSIC) Hybrid superconducting-ferromagnetic structures for sustainable functional devices
P13 Mario Gómez (UAM) The Little-Parks effect in full-shell Al-InAs hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanowire devices
P14 Pablo García (UAM) Reduced size STM in high magnetic fields
P15 David Rodríguez (CAB CSIC-INTA) High-quality factor NbTiN superconducting resonators for quantum technologies
P16 Gabriel Caballero (IMDEA Nanociencia) Magneto-transport properties and anomalous Hall effect of superconductor/ferromagnetic heterostructures
P17 Cristina García-Pérez (IMDEA Nanociencia) Hybrid Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors
P18 Thomas Günkel (ICMAB-CSIC) Tuning the electronic structure of High-Temperature Superconducting films by field-induced oxygen diffusion