Applications and fundamental questions for High-Tc superconductors – ubi sumus?

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The high-Tc superconductivity (HTS) revolution, started 36 years ago, has continued apace ever since in ongoing fundamental discoveries. Near room-temperature superconductivity, albeit at exceptionally high pressures, has been claimed in a number of independent studies and, despite the controversy surrounding these claims, is probably genuine in some instances. But the much-heralded wide-ranging applications of HTS cuprates have lagged well behind the science. Nonetheless, with high-quality conductors now available, and decreasing unit cost, these applications are indeed now being deployed. I will summarise our own activities in HTS aerospace applications and MRI, before tackling a few key fundamental questions in cuprate science from the perspective of thermodynamic measurements: (i) are the overdoped cuprates conventional or exotic? and (ii) what is the fundamental pairing mechanism?



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  • Date: 21 Jul 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Paris
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  • Quai Ernest-Ansermet, 24
  • Geneve, Switzerland
  • Switzerland 1211
  • Building: Ecole de Physique, Université de Genève
  • Room Number: Auditoire Stueckelberg
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Prof. Jeff Tallon of Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Address:Wellington, New Zealand