- To achieve a common ground to use superconducting quantum coherence.
- To enable a new generation of applications of superconductivity, including current carrying and quantum information devices, by controlling superconducting parameters at the nanoscale.
- To build and test new devices based on a precise control over dimensionality, geometry and interaction with the quantum condensate.
- To develop a collaborative effort, crosscutting experiment and theory, using the full potential of European research in superconductivity
To accomplish these main research objectives, the following scientific program, with specific objectives per working group has been organized:
WG1: Low-dimensional hybrid systems
- To obtain improved critical temperature in low dimensions by modifying charging effects and confinement geometry.
- To understand the relationship between the normal phase and unconventional superconductivity.
NANOCOHYBRI will join relevant stakeholders in low dimensional systems, including thin film deposition, interface superconductors and monolayer systems. In order to explore the fascinating properties of these ultimately thin materials we will combine different experimental tools.
WG Leader: Dr. Brigitte LERIDON (France)
Co-leader: Dr. S. Bending (United Kingdom)
WG2 Novel devices from hybrid interfaces
- To provide new systems improving control of quantum circuits.
- To improve photon detectors and bolometers.
- To make phase sensitive experiments in Josephson junctions made of unconventional superconductors.
WG Leader: Prof. Alexandre BOUZDINE (France)
Co-leader: Dr. J. Villegas (France)
WG3: Hybrids with nanoscale vortex pinning and nanofabrication for high magnetic fields
- To control vortex pinning in superconductors by a combined approach of simulations, visualization critical current measurements and nanostructural strain characterization.
- To enhance pinning by nanostructures in view of improving device applications.
- To open new routes for dissipationless current transport using nanowires and patterned arrays of nanostructures.
WG Leader: Prof. Dieter KÖLLE (Germany)
Co-leader: Dr. A. Silhanek (Belgium)
The list of topics, objectives and tasks is not exhaustive and will be open to the inclusion of new developments and opportunities, defined by the stakeholders of the Action.