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Physics Seminar

What good about a bad superconductor

Speaker: Georgina Klemencic (Cardiff University)
Date: Wednesday 10 May 2023
Time: 15:00
Venue: Queens Building N3.28

To Understand new superconductors, it is usually a good idea to start with the best samples that you can in order to understand the basic material properties. For practical reasons, the best samples are sometimes not particularly useful when it comes to device applications. So, why would you want a bad superconductor? In this seminar, I will discuss why not all bad superconductors are bad, using nanocrystalline superconducting diamond as an example. I will present selected results and open questions that have arisen from the study of this fascinating materials, and present potential applications that make good use of this bad superconductor.