Tuesday, May 23

Models, Analysis and Computations for Superconducting Materials - Part I of III

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Independence B

For Parts II and III, see MS35 and MS42, respectively.

The speakers in this minisymposium will describe their latest research on various models for superconducting materials. The challenges they face in their work are specific versions of those that are highlighted as themes for the conference. Recent work in this area includes studies at various length scales, including the mezoscopic Ginzburg-Landau theory and macroscopic models for the distribution of current in the material. At present, many challenges remain, such as understanding the interrelationship of critical currents, magnetic flux, and pinning in the presence of applied electric and magnetic fields.

Organizers: Dan Phillips and Patricia Bauman
Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
Leonid Berlyand
University of Akron and Pennsylvania State University, USA
3:30-3:55 Models and Simulations of the SNS and SDS Junctions
Qiang Du, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and Iowa State University, USA
4:00-4:25 Simplified Landau-Lifshitz Equation and Stability of Solutions
Shuichi Jimbo, Hokkaido University, Japan
4:30-4:55 Vortex Structures for the S0(5) Model of High Temperature Superconductivity
Stan Alama, John Berlinsky, and Lia Bronsard, McMaster University, Canada; and Tiziana Giorgi, Towson University, USA
5:00-5:25 Normal Superconducting Transitions and Models for Junctions
Peter Sternberg, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA; Ellen Hill, Hala Jadallah, and Jacob Rubinstein, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

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