Magnetism and Superconductivity: Advanced Materials and Applications

The scientific aims of this program, involving 15 researchers, are (i) the synthesis of novel magnetic and superconducting materials, in bulk form (powder/ single crystals), as well as thin films and nanoparticles, (ii) functionalization of nanostructures with selected properties (iii) their detailed experimental and theoretical study at both microscopic and macroscopic levels. The ultimate goal is to exploit their intrinsic magnetic, electronic, optical and structural properties in innovative applications, such as magnetic information storage systems, electromechanical devices, microelectronics/nanoelectronics, spintronics, energy storage, environmental protection, biomedical applications, photocatalysis and medical applications.