Physicist at CNRS-Thales Lab, France
The special issue is devoted to “Mesoscale Materials, Phenomena, and Functionality“. Our review, focusses on superconductivity and magnetism at intermediate (“mesoscopic”) length scales between atomic and bulk. We discuss new phenomena that appear due to topological interactions, geometric confinement, proximity between dissimilar materials, dimensional crossover, and collective effects. We select a few, recent highlights that illustrate the type of novel science that can be accomplished in superconducting and magnetic structures. We also highlight general open questions and new directions in which the field may move.
Follow the link to Basaran et al., MRS Bulletin 40, 925 (2015)