Please be aware that the International Institute of Physics, IIP, never contacts the participants to ask for credit card or similar information. Participants are expected to pay for their travel and accommodation by themselves unless they qualify for financial support. If you have any questions, please contact IIP events department at events@iip.ufrn.br

Superconductivity and ferromagnetism are the two antagonistic phenomena: a superconductor ex-pels a magnetic field, which in turn destroys the superconductivity. The microscopic theory of super-conductivity has been created by J. Bardeen, L. Cooper and J. Schriffer (BCS) in 1957. Following this BCS theory the electrons due to the interaction with the crystalline lattice may form pairs, called ‘Cooper pairs’. The spins and the moment of electrons in these ‘Cooper pairs’ are opposite. The mag-netic field destroys this singlet superconductivity via the so-called orbital effect and the paramagnet-ic effect. The orbital effect is just the manifestation of the Lorentz force which acts in the opposite directions on the electrons of the Cooper pairs having the opposite momentum. The paramagnetic effect is related with the Zeeman energy of electron spins—the magnetic field favours the orienta-tion of the electrons spins along the field direction. In a ferromagnet a huge internal field acts on the electron spins, thus preventing the coexistence of singlet superconductivity and ferromagnetism.
 
On the other hand, the ferromagnetism may be transformed into a special type of domain structure, while appearing in the superconducting phase. In the last decade the spectacular discovery of super-conductivity in the ferromagnetic superconductors UGe2 and URhGe provided a strong evidence in favor of the existence of unconventional types of superconductivity – triplet superconductivity, which is insensitive to the paramagnetic effect.
 
The coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism may be easily achieved in artificially fabri-cated superconductor/ferromagnet heterostructures. Due to the proximity effect, the Cooper pairs can penetrate into the F layer and induce superconductivity there. In such a case we have a unique opportunity to study the properties of superconducting electrons under the influence of a large ex-change field. In addition, it is possible to study the interplay between superconductivity and mag-netism in a controlled manner, since by varying the layer thicknesses we change the relative strengths of two competing orderings. The behavior of the superconducting condensate under these conditions is quite peculiar. The Cooper pair wave function extends from superconductor to ferro-magnetic with damped oscillatory behavior. This results in many new effects: spatial oscillations of the electron density of states, a nonmonotonic dependence of the critical temperature of S/F multi-layers and bilayers on the ferromagnet layer thickness, and the realization of “Pi” Josephson junc-tions in S/F/S systems. Moreover the singlet superconducting pairs (or strictly speaking the super-conducting correlations) can be transformed by a suitable magnetic interface or interlayer (known as a “spin mixer”) into triplet pairs in which the spins are parallel.
 
The great importance of superconductivity and magnetism for applications is evident and we may expect that their combination in the same system will be at the origin of the new fascinating func-tionalities. The recent progress of the works on the superconducting spintronics is extremely promis-ing and opens the new horizons for superconductivity and magnetism applications.Spin-valve behav-ior in complex S/F structures gives another example of the interesting interplay between magnetism and superconductivity, an effect that is promising for potential applications.
EVENT PROGRAM
Print this program
Date Time Speakers Name Talk Title

Monday

July 18, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Welcoming Coffee - REGISTRATION

10:25 am - 12:45 pm

Sebastien Burdin

University Bordeaux

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Alvaro Ferraz

International Institute of Physics - UFRN

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Gertrud Zwicknagl

Chairperson

Technische Universitat Braunschweig

TBA

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

Joe Thompson

Invited speaker

Los Alamos National Lab

12:35 pm - 03:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK + DISCUSSIONS

02:55 pm - 06:10 pm

Mucio Continentino

Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

03:00 pm - 03:50 pm

Elena Hassinger

Invited speaker

Max-Planck Institute

03:50 pm - 04:50 pm

Pascoal Pagliuso

Invited speaker

UNICAMP

04:50 pm - 05:20 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

05:20 pm - 06:10 pm

Jochen Wosnitza

Invited speaker

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Tuesday

July 19, 2016

09:25 am - 11:10 am

Alvaro Ferraz

Chairperson

International Institute of Physics - UFRN

09:30 am - 10:20 am

Shinya Uji

Invited speaker

National Institute for Materials Science

10:20 am - 11:10 am

Manuel Houzet

Invited speaker

CEA

11:10 am - 11:35 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lev Bulaevskii

Chairperson

University of Oregon

11:35 am - 12:25 pm

Ernst Bauer

Invited speaker

Institute of Solid State Physics

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm

Highlighting 6 posters

12:45 pm - 03:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK + DISCUSSIONS

02:55 pm - 06:00 pm

Gertrud Zwicknagl

Chairperson

Technische Universitat Braunschweig

03:00 pm - 03:50 pm

Cyril Proust

Invited speaker

CNRS

03:50 pm - 04:40 pm

Hisatomo Harima

Invited speaker

Kobe University

04:40 pm - 05:10 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

05:10 pm - 06:30 pm

Cecilia Ventura

Invited speaker

Bariloche Atomic Center

Wednesday

July 20, 2016

09:25 am - 11:10 am

Elena Hassinger

Chairperson

Max-Planck Institute

09:30 am - 10:20 am

Dai Aoki

Invited speaker

Tohoku University

10:20 am - 11:10 am

Klaus Hasselbach

Invited speaker

CNRS

11:10 am - 11:35 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Joe Thompson

Chairperson

Los Alamos National Lab

11:35 am - 12:25 pm

Hilbert von Löhneysen

Invited speaker

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm

Highlighting 6 posters

12:45 pm - 03:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK + DISCUSSIONS

02:55 pm - 06:00 pm

Sergio Magalhaes

Chairperson

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

03:00 pm - 03:50 pm

Maria Carolina Aguiar

Invited speaker

Federal University of Minas Gerais

03:50 pm - 04:40 pm

Andres Santander-Syro

Invited speaker

CSNSM

04:40 pm - 05:10 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

05:10 pm - 06:00 pm

Stuart Brown

Invited speaker

University of California, Los Angeles

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CONFERENCE DINNER

Thursday

July 21, 2016

09:25 am - 11:10 am

Claudine Lacroix

Chairperson

Institut Néel, CNRS

09:30 am - 10:20 am

Christoph Geibel

Invited speaker

Max Planck Institute for Chemincal Physics of Solids

10:20 am - 11:10 am

Daniel Malterre

Invited speaker

University of Lorraine

11:10 am - 11:35 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Jean Pascal Brison

Chairperson

CEA

11:35 am - 12:25 pm

Alexandre Pourret

Invited speaker

University Joseph Fourier

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm

Highlighting 6 posters

12:45 pm - 03:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK + DISCUSSIONS

02:55 pm - 06:00 pm

Alexandre Bouzdine

Chairperson

University of Bordeaux

03:00 pm - 03:50 pm

Yakov Kopelevich

Invited speaker

University of Campinas

03:50 pm - 04:40 pm

Ilya Eremin

Invited speaker

Ruhr-Universitt Bochum

04:40 pm - 05:10 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

Friday

July 22, 2016

09:25 am - 12:45 pm

Ernst Bauer

Chairperson

Institute of Solid State Physics

09:30 am - 10:20 am

Jean Pascal Brison

Invited speaker

CEA

10:20 am - 11:10 am

Mucio Continentino

Invited speaker

Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

11:10 am - 11:35 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:35 am - 12:25 pm

Shinji Watanabe

Invited speaker

Kyushu Institute of Technology

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm

highlighting 6 posters

12:45 pm - 03:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK + DISCUSSIONS & POSTERS

02:55 pm - 06:00 pm

Maria Carolina Aguiar

Chairperson

Federal University of Minas Gerais

03:00 pm - 03:50 pm

Peter Riseborough

Invited speaker

Temple University

03:50 pm - 04:40 pm

Carsten Enderlein

Invited speaker

CBPF

04:40 pm - 05:10 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

05:10 pm - 06:30 pm

Makariy A. Tanatar

Invited speaker

Ames Laboratory

Saturday

July 23, 2016

09:25 am - 12:25 pm

Peter Riseborough

Chairperson

Temple University

09:30 am - 10:20 am

David Carpentier

Invited speaker

ENS

10:20 am - 11:10 am

Henri Alloul

Invited speaker

Universit Paris Sud

11:10 am - 11:35 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:35 am - 12:25 pm

Jochen Wosnitza

Invited speaker

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

12:25 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK

01:55 pm - 03:40 pm

Andrew Huxley

Chairperson

The University of Edinburgh

02:00 pm - 02:50 pm

Alexandre Bouzdine

Invited speaker

University of Bordeaux

02:50 pm - 03:50 pm

Konstantin Efetov

Invited speaker

Ruhr University Bochum

Sunday

July 24, 2016

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

EXCURSION

Monday

July 25, 2016

09:30 am - 10:00 am

REGISTRATION

10:00 am - 10:20 am

CONFERENCE SUMMARY

10:10 am - 01:00 pm

Konstantin Efetov

Chairperson

Ruhr University Bochum

10:20 am - 11:10 am

Andrew Huxley

Invited speaker

The University of Edinburgh

11:10 am - 11:40 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Christian Bernhard

Invited speaker

University of Fribourg

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

DISCUSSION

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

Tuesday

July 26, 2016

09:50 am - 01:00 pm

Norman Birge

Invited Lecturers

Michigan State University

10:00 am - 11:10 am

Matthias Eschrig

Invited speaker

University of London

11:10 am - 11:40 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Sebastian Bergeret

Invited speaker

Materials Physics Center (CSIC) & Donostia International Physics Center

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

DISCUSSION

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

Wednesday

July 27, 2016

09:50 am - 01:00 pm

Matthias Eschrig

Invited speaker

University of London

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Norman Birge

Invited speaker

Michigan State University

11:10 am - 11:40 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Lev Bulaevskii

Invited speaker

University of Oregon

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

DISCUSSION

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

Thursday

July 28, 2016

09:50 am - 01:00 pm

Christian Bernhard

Invited speaker

University of Fribourg

10:00 am - 10:50 am

James Annett

Invited speaker

Bristol University

11:10 am - 11:40 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Vladimir MIneev

Invited speaker

Grenoble France & Landau Institute

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

DISCUSSION

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

Friday

July 29, 2016

09:50 am - 01:00 pm

Andrew Huxley

Invited speaker

The University of Edinburgh

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Ilya Sochnikov

Invited speaker

stanford University

11:10 am - 11:40 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Hermann Suderow

Invited speaker

Autonomous University of Madrid

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

DISCUSSION

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

Monday

August 01, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Julia Meyer

Invited speaker

Joseph Fourier University

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mihail D. Croitoru

Invited speaker

University of Bayreuth

Tuesday

August 02, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Arkady Shanenko

Invited speaker

Federal University of Pernambuco

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Avadh B. Saxena

Invited speaker

Wednesday

August 03, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Filip Ronning

Invited Lecturers

Los Alamos National Lab

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dmitry V. Khveshchenko

Invited speaker

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thursday

August 04, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Valery Ryazanov

Invited speaker

Institute of Solid State Physics

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Boris Spivak

Invited speaker

University of Washington

Friday

August 05, 2016

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maxim Khodas

Invited speaker

University of Iowa

Tuesday

August 09, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Alexei E. Koshelev

Invited speaker

Argonne National Laboratory

Wednesday

August 10, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Roman Movshovich

Invited speaker

Los Alamos National Lab

Thursday

August 11, 2016

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Takasada Shibauchi

Invited speaker

University of Tokyo

Wednesday

August 24, 2016

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Mauro Doria

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Paulo Pureur

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Thursday

August 25, 2016

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Shi-Zeng Lin

Invited speaker

Los Alamos National Lab

Photos