Javier E. Villegas

Physicist at CNRS-Thales Lab, France

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

Invited talk

I will present “Interface effects in oxide heterostructures combining superconductors, ferromagnets and ferroelectrics”, an overview on our work on superconductor/ferroic hybrids. The session is organized by the Topical Group on … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

PhD prize

Arnaud Crassous has received the 2012  “Aguirre-Basualdo Scientific Prize” from the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris, for his PhD thesis “Contribution to the study of nanoscale field effects in oxide … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nature Physics cover

Our  paper Nature Physics 8, 539 (2012) is on the cover of the July issue of the journal. The penetration of a superconducting current from a superconductor into a half-metallic … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

PRL highlighted

Our work on superconductor/ferroelectric heterostructures Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 247002 (2011) has received press coverage in the specialized magazine “Superconductor Week”. The article is accessible here (see page 6). You … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

2011 Highlights

Our paper  Supercond. Sci. Technol. 24 024004 (2011) has been selected by the editors of the journal for the SUST Highlights of 2011. This paper reviews our studies on the  … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Paper featured in “Physics”

Our recent Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 247002 (2011) on superconducting/ferroelectric heterostructures has been highlighted in  “Physics”, an online magazine of the American Physical Society. A Focus article titled “Nanoscale Patterning … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · 1 Comment
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