Javier E. Villegas

Physicist at CNRS-Thales Lab, France

Prize for PhD student

Xavier Palermo, PhD student in our group, was awarded with one of the best poster presentation prizes (3rd place) at the   ‘Nano confined superconductors and their application’  workshop, held in … Continue reading

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Visiting scholar

Prof. Jacobo Santamaría from Universidad Complutense de Madrid will spent one year in our lab. His research project is entitled “Engineering electronic states at oxide interfaces : Towards oxide electronics”. In … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

New team member

  Dr. Adrian Balan has joined the  group as a postdoc to work on superconductor/ferromagnet nanodevices. Adrian obtained a PhD from UPMC in Paris, under the supervision of A. Shukla, … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

New team member

Dr. Anke Sander has become a staff member of the Superconductivity group, after earning a CNRS Research Engineer  position. Anke got her PhD in the Surface Science group of the … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Featuring in Physical Review Applied

Our most recent work on vortex physics appears in Phys. Rev. Appl. 4, 054003 (2015). The field of fluxtronics is based on transmitting and processing information using quanta of magnetic … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mesoscopic magnetism and superconductivity

Featuring in the November issue of the MRS Bulletin. I have coauthored this review with colleagues from the University of California-San Diego and from Argonne National Labs (see their bio … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nano Letters paper

Our work on periodic vortex pinning in high-temperature superconducting films with ordered nanostructures of a half-metallic manganite has been recently published in Nano Letters (a free access version can be … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

New group members

Xavier Palermo and  Victor Rouco just joined the team to work on the ERC “SUSPINTRONICS” projet. Welcome! Xavier Palermo earned a Masters in Physics degree at the Université Paris-Diderot in … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

New French-US joint laboratory

An international joint lab (Laboratoire International Associé, LIA) between the CNRS, the University Paris-Sud, the University of Lorraine and the University of California-San Diego, was inaugurated in September 2015. The … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

ERC award

ERC Consolidator Grant  to support research in the area of superconducting/ferrroic hybrids. The project “SUSPINTRONICS” focusses on interface phenomena in heterostructures that combinie cuprate superconductors, ferromagnets and ferroelectrics. The project … Continue reading

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