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Title: Nanostructuring superconductors by ion beams: A path towards materials engineering

The paper deals with nanostructuring of superconducting materials by means of swift heavy ion beams. The aim is to modify their structural, optical and electromagnetic properties in a controlled way, to provide possibility of making them functional for specific applications. Results are presented concerning flux pinning effects (implantation of columnar defects with nanosize cross section to enhance critical currents and irreversibility fields), confined flux-flow and vortex guidance, design of devices by locally tailoring the superconducting material properties, analysis of disorder-induced effects in multi-band superconductors. These studies were carried out on different kinds of superconducting samples, from single crystals to thin films, from superconducting oxides to magnesium diboride, to recently discovered iron-based superconductors.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino c.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy and INFN Sez. Torino, via P. Giuria 1, 10125 Torino (Italy)
  2. INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, via S. Sofia 62, 95125 Catania (Italy)
  3. INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, viale dell'Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22121676
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1530; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ION BEAMS '12: International conference on multidisciplinary applications of nuclear physics with ion beams, Legnaro, Padova (Italy), 6-8 Jun 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CRITICAL CURRENT; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; HEAVY IONS; ION BEAMS; IRON; MAGNESIUM BORIDES; MAGNETIC FLUX; MONOCRYSTALS; NANOSTRUCTURES; OXIDES; SUPERCONDUCTORS; THIN FILMS