Javier E. Villegas

Physicist at CNRS-Thales Lab, France

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

April 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Habilitation defense

On December the 19th 2014, I obtained the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” by the Universitié Paris Sud. The jury was chaired by Dr. Kees van der Beek (LSI, Polytechnique), … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

J. Trastoy’s PhD

Juan Trastoy defended his PhD thesis entitled “Efficient artificial ordered vortex pinning in high-TC superconductors via masked ion irradiation”  in front of a committee composed by Prof. Roger Wördenweber (Forschungszentrum … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nature Nano paper

Our work on vortex-ice in high-temperature superconductors has been recently published in Nature Nanotechnology. We have developed a masked ion irradiation technique that allows us to pattern the electronic properties … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

NJP paper highlighted

Our paper New J. Phys. 15 103022 (2013) has been added to the collection “IOP Select”, which gathers articles “that have been chosen by the Institute of Physics editors for … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment