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Superconductors

Much of the research conducted at Ohio State in the area of superconductivity is performed through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and its Center for Superconducting and Magnetic Materials (CSMM). Work involves both fundamental science and applied science and focuses on superconducting materials and their formation, structure and magnetic and electrical properties. CSMM has research programs in a variety of areas, including: 

  • MgB2
  • Nb3Sn
  • Bi-2212
  • YBCO
  • oxypnictides
  • New superconductors.

Phase formation, reactions, diffusion and microstructure also are studied, as well as transport, magnetic and flux pinning properties. Access to experimental facilities includes the Campus Electron Optics Facility and the department’s XRD, DSC, TGA and XRF facilities. In addition, extensive cryogenic, electrical transport, thin film, and magnetic measurement facilities are available for use in CSMM itself.