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THz Near-Field Imaging of Unconventional Superconductors

Project description

Terahertz radiation could shed more light on collective excitations in unconventional superconductors

Developing a practical room-temperature superconductor is the holy grail of condensed matter physics. In addition to their plethora of potential applications, superconductors present a playground for future single-chip terahertz technologies. Near-field terahertz imaging could offer new insight into superconducting nonlinear excitations: terahertz radiation represents a peculiar energy scale of important condensed matter excitations, which renders them an indispensable probe for electron–electron coupling mechanisms in unconventional correlated systems. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the SUPERTERA project plans to apply near-field imaging techniques to investigate the terahertz responses of certain superconducting systems at the nanoscale, such as high-temperature superconducting layered cuprates and twisted bilayer graphene.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 172 932,48