Physics Club: Kathryn Moler, Stanford University, “Exploring Quantized Flux: Insights into Superconductivity”

Event time: 
Monday, October 23, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 57 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Kathryn Moler, Stanford University
Event description: 

J. Bardeen, who formulated the BCS theory of superconductivity together with Cooper and Schrieffer, reportedly described the superconducting phase as “coherent over miles of dirty lead wire”. This long-lasting, long-range coherence leads to the quantization of magnetic flux in vortices in superconductors. In this talk, I will describe how to image and manipulate vortices and what they can tell us about the nature of the superconducting state in exotic superconductors.
Hosts: Steve Girvin & Karsten Heeger