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The complex phase behavior of HTS cuprates – insights from thermodynamics

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA X317

Speaker Name(s): 

Jeff Tallon

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Victoria University of Wellington
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Condensed Matter Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

More than a quarter of a century has passed since the discovery of high-Tc superconductors (HTS). The HTS group in Wellington has been there since the beginning and is certainly the largest team in the southern hemisphere working in this field – primarily in applications. This talk will highlight both what we have learned about HTS and what we have done with them. Because of their extreme complexity HTS have been both difficult to understand and difficult to apply but in fact considerable progress has been made in both areas. I will focus on the thermodynamic properties as they relate to their complex phase behavior and to a broad suite of other physical properties. Finally the range of HTS products manufactured by our spin-out company (www.hts-110.com) will be reviewed, culminating in the development of compact MRI.