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Seventh International Conference on
Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (VORTEX VII)


a sattelite of EUCAS 2011
10-17 September 2011, Rhodes, Greece


Scope of the Conference
  • Superconductivity at the Nanoscale
  • Nano-engineered Pinning Arrays
  • Nanoscale Imaging
  • Vortices in Mesoscopic Superconductors
  • Superconductor/Ferromagnet Hybrids
  • High Tc cuprates, MgB2 and Oxypnictides
  • Vortex Dynamics, Driven Vortex Lattices, Ratchets
  • Josephson Junctions and their Arrays
  • Superconducting Elements for Quantum Computing
  • Vortices in Bose –Einstein Condensates
  • Optical Vortices
  • Vortices in Superfluid Helium
More information at: http://www.kuleuven.be/inpac/vortex

International Workshop on
Mesoscopic Superconductivity & Vortex Imaging


3 - 7 May 2011, Bath Spa Hotel, Bath, U.K.


Scope of the Workshop:
  • Superconductivity at the nanoscale
  • Nanostructured superconductors and their applications
  • Nanoscale imaging
  • Vortices in mesoscopic superconductors
  • Superconductor/ferromagnet hybrids
  • Unconventional superconductors; heavy fermion, cuprate, MgB2 and Fe-based materials
  • Josephson junctions and their arrays
  • Superconducting elements for quantum computation
  • Grain boundary junctions and engineering
More information at: http://staff.bath.ac.uk/pyssb/NES2011/NES2011.htm

International Workshop on
Superconductivity in Reduced Dimensions


4-8 May 2010, Salzburg, Austria


Scope of the Workshop:
  • Nanostructuring of superconductors and possible applications
  • Heterostructures, superlattices, and oxide interfaces
  • Surface and grain boundary effects in superconductors
  • Nanocomposites, nano-dots, and artificial pinning sites
  • S/F hybrid systems
  • Vortex structure, dynamics, and related effects
  • Superconducting fluctuations
  • Josephson junctions and SQUIDs
  • Superconducting devices, qubits, radiation emission and detection
  • Novel superconducting materials
  • Measurement techniques for probing superconductivity at the nanoscale
  • Theoretical understanding of finite-size effects in superconductors
More information at: http://www.univie.ac.at/supraleitung/NES2010/

Sixth International Conference in School Format on
Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (VORTEX VI)


17-24 September 2009, Rhodes, Greece


Scope of the Conference
  • Superconductivity at the Nanoscale
  • Nano-engineered Pinning Arrays
  • Nanoscale Imaging
  • Vortices in Mesoscopic Superconductors
  • Superconductor/Ferromagnet Hybrids
  • High Tc cuprates, MgB2 and Oxypnictides
  • Vortex Dynamics, Driven Vortex Lattices, Ratchets
  • Josephson Junctions and their Arrays
  • Superconducting Elements for Quantum Computing
  • Vortices in Bose –Einstein Condensates
  • Optical Vortices
  • Vortices in Superfluid Helium
More information at: http://www.kuleuven.be/inpac/vortex

Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity:
Hybrid and Josephson Structures


3-6 June 2009, Hotel San Michele, Anacapri


Main topics:
  • Josephson and Hybrid Structures
  • Macroscopic Quantum Effects
  • Superconducting Elements for Quantum Computing
  • Nano-engineered Pinning Arrays
  • Nanoscale Imaging
  • Vortices in Mesoscopic Superconductors
  • High Tc Cuprates
  • Coherent Nano-Electronics
More information at: http://www.fisica.unina.it/congr/NES2009/

Nanostructured Superconductors:
From fundamentals to applications


13-18 September 2008, Freudenstadt-Lauterbach, Germany


Scope of the workshop:
  • From phase shift phenomena to Q-bits
  • Grain boundary phenomena and engineering
  • Vortex manipulation with magnetic templates in S/F hybrids
  • Superconducting hybrid phenomena and exotic superconductors
  • Nanostructured superconductors and application
More information at: http://www.fz-juelich.de/projects/Vortex-NES/ (R. Woerdenweber)

Probing Superconductivity at the Nanoscale


4-7 June 2008, Alicante, Spain


This workshop is held in the framework of the European Science Foundation programme "Nanoscience Engineering and Superconductivity (NES)". It will take place in the Hotel "Hesperia Lucentum", in Alicante (Spain), during June 4-7, 2008.

The aim of this workshop is to present how different microscopic imaging techniques (STM/STS, MFM, SHP, Lorentz microscopy,...) apply to the study of superconductors, in particular in situations presenting an interplay with competing orders, like magnetism, involving nanoscopic dimensions. Recent advances in the theoretical approach to these problems are also in the scope of the workshop.

Invited lecturers will present a comprehensive overview on local probe techniques and theoretical developments involving the superconducting state at nanoscales.

The organization will provide a limited number of grants to Ph.D. students and young researchers. Posters contributions are welcome. The number of participants will be in the range of 50.

Topics:
  • STM/STS on superconductors
  • Scanning Josephson Spectroscopy
  • Lorentz microscopy
  • Scanning Hall probe microscopy
  • Scanning SQUID microscopy
  • Scanning laser microscopy
  • AFM on superconducting materials
  • Vortex cores and multi-band effects
  • Hybrid structures
  • Vortex core theory
More information at: http://www.sri.ua.es/congresos/NESWorkshop/ (J.G. Rodrigo)

Joint ESF and JSPS Conference on:
Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (VORTEX V)


8-14 September 2007, Rhodes, Greece


Proceedings to be published in Physica C, vol. 468/7-10 (2008)


Conferences organized under the VORTEX(ESF) - NES(JSPS) - NES(ESF) programmes (1999-2005) :

Joint ESF and JSPS Conference on:
Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (VORTEX IV)


3-9 September 2005, Crete, Greece


Proceedings available: Physica C, vol 437 (2006)

European Conference in school format:
Vortex Matter in Superconductors


20-28 September 2003, Crete, Greece


Proceedings available: Physica C, vol 404 (2004)

Third European Conference on:
Vortex Matter in Superconductors II


15-25 September 2001, Crete, Greece


Proceedings available: Physica C, vol 369 (2002)

First EuroConference on:
Vortex Matter in Superconductors


18-24 September 1999, Crete, Greece


Proceedings available: Physica C, vol 332 (2000)