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High temperature superconductivity and the Catch-22 conundrum

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 835279

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 495 628,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 495 628,75

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

Project description

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Explaining the mystery of cuprate high temperature superconductors

The discovery of high temperature superconductivity in the cuprates has resulted in a spectacular burst of creative and innovative scientific inquiry. Cuprate high-temperature superconductors are the most powerful magnets today. Since they were discovered in the 20th century, they have been used in large-scale applications, such as the Large Hadron Collider. However, their mechanism remains one of the greatest mysteries of physics. The EU-funded CATCH-22 project will shed new light by exploring the ‘strange metal’ phase to elucidate the electrons pairing mechanism in certain superconductors that lead to incoherent pairing. The results will provide a coherent phenomenological model for cuprate superconductivity.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Address

Beacon House Queens Road
Bs8 1qu Bristol

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 631 955

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 631 955

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 863 673,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 835279

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 495 628,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 495 628,75

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom