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Superconductivity and Vortices
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Our group is dedicated to the fascinating physics of unusual and/or unconventional superconductors, with a strong emphasis on understanding the fundamental properties of such materials.

We focus on experimental studies of vortices, and how they can be used to probe the detailed nature of the superconducting state of the host material.

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Latest News & Events
All members of the Eskildsen group (Tony, Grace, Nathan, Dan, Ted and Morten) will present a talks at the 2022 APS March meeting in Chicago (IL).
March 14 - 18, 2022
In this video our collaborator Jon White discusses the merits of the Paul Scherrer Institute SANS-I instrument for studies of vortices and skyrmions. The video features an appearance by our very own Allan Leishman at the 1:35 mark.
November 22, 2022
Dan Minogue and Ted Roe presented the results of their molecular dynamics simulations at the 2021 Fall Undergraduate Research Fair hosted by the Notre Dame College of Science.
October 28, 2021
Morten Eskildsen will present a talk at the virtual International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES2020).
September 27 - October 2, 2021
Dan Minogue and Ted Roe is visiting Los Alamos National Laboratory to work on molecular dynamics simulations with our collaborators Cynthia and Charles Reichhardt.
August 9-13, 2021
Morten Eskildsen will give an invited talk at the Quantum Materials: New Insights from Neutron Scattering (NINS2021) virtual workshop organized by the University of Minnesota, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory.
June 9-10, 2021
Morten Eskildsen is giving an invited talk at the 725. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Magnetic Small Angle Neutron Scattering – from Nanoscale Magnetism to Long‐Range Magnetic Structures.
May 30 - June 3, 2021
Allan Leishman and Morten Eskildsen will present results of the groups' research at the 18th International Vortex Conference (Vortex 2021).
May 27 - June 4, 2021
Tony Francisco passed his oral candidacy exam with a proposal to model non-Kekulé molecules using quantum corrals. Congratulations!
April 9, 2021
Allan Leishman successfully defended his Ph. D. thesis entitled Measuring Energetics of Magnetic Vortices Using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering . Congratulations Dr. Leishman!.
April 5, 2021
Our studies of the VL phase diagram in MgB2 as the field is rotated away from the c-axis were published in Phys. Rev. B. Above 83° this undergoes a qualitative change as continuous rotation transition observed for Hc becomes discontinuous.
March 24, 2021
Allan Leishman and Morten Eskildsen will present results of the groups' research at the 2021 APS March meeting.
March 15-19, 2021
Morten Eskildsen will present a condensed matter physics seminar at the University of Kentucky.
February 9, 2021
Allan Leishman will present SANS studies to determine the activation barrier for skyrmion formation in MnSi at the ANBUG AINSE Neutron Scattering Symposium.
November 11-13, 2020
Nate Chalus has joined the group and will work on neutron scattering studies of vortices and skyrmions. Welcome!
September, 2020
Our studies of the topological activation barrier for skyrmion formation were published in Phys. Rev. B. This combined SANS experiments and atomistic spin simulations carried out by Rai Menezes and Milorad Milošević from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
September 14, 2020
Ted Roe has joined the group and will work on molecular dynamics simulations of skyrmions.
August 2020
Allan Leishman will present SANS studies to determine the activation barrier for skyrmion formation in MnSi at the 2020 American Conference on Neutron Scattering.
July 13-16, 2020
Molecular dynamics simulations of vortex lattice transitions, domain formation, dislocations and defects in systems with combined 6 and 12-fold anisotropic interactions were published in Phys. Rev. B. The work was carried out in collaboration with Cynthia and Charles Reichhardt from Los Alamos Natl. Lab.
June 4, 2020
Our SANS studies of broken time-reveal symmetry in UPt33 were published in Nature Physics. This is the result of a long-time collaboration between Bill Halperin and Jim Sauls from Northwestern University and our group. Featured by the ND College of Science, Oak Ridge Natl. Lab. and phys.org.
March 9, 2020
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Contact Information
Prof. Morten R Eskildsen
Department of Physics
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email: eskildsen@nd.edu
Ph.: 574-631-4010

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Eskildsen Group, Department of Physics
225 Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: 574-631-4010 Email: eskildsen@nd.edu
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