Eskildsen Group
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
Morten Eskildsen will present a condensed matter seminar at Texas A & M University.
September 22, 2017
Our recent studies the vortex lattice in UPt3, MgB2 and NbSe2 will be presented at the LT28 conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, and at a satellite conference on multicomponent and strongly correlated superconductivity at Nordita, Stockholm.
August 9-16 + 17-21, 2017
Maciej Olszewski presented a poster on the results of his molecular dynamics simulations at the Skyrmionics: Materials, Phenomena and Applications Workshop held in Santa Fe.
August 7-19, 2017
Studies of the spin susceptibility in UPt3, using polarized neutron scattering, were published in PRB. This work was carried out with collaborators from Northwestern, Copenhagen and Rice Universities.
July 10, 2017
Recent results of our group’s SANS studies of UPt3 and MgB2 will be presented at the 16th International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors (VORTEX2017) in Natal, Brazil.
May 28 - June 3, 2017
Steve Kuhn defended his thesis on SANS studies of the vortex lattice in KFe2As2 and Sr2RuO4. He will be joining the Haravifard group at Duke University as a Post. Doc. Congratulations Dr. Kuhn!
May 12, 2017
Liz De Waard, Steve Kuhn, Morten Eskildsen and Keenan Avers (Northwestern) will present results of our groups’ research at the 2017 APS March meeting in New Orleans.
March 13-17, 2017
Studies of the dynamic reorganization of vortex matter close to the peak effect in NbSe2 were published in PRB. This combined SANS with in-situ linear ac susceptibility, carried out in collaboration with G. Pasquini and her colleagues at the University of Buenos Aires.
March 6, 2017
Our recent SANS studies of the metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2 will be presented in a seminar at Washington University in St. Louis.
January 10, 2017
Results of Steve Kuhn’s and co-workers on the structure and property correlations in FeS was published in Physica C. This work was carried out his one year stay at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, supported by a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.
January 10, 2017
Results of our vortex lattice studies in UPt3 will be presented by Morten Eskildsen in a seminar at Institut Néel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Grenoble, France.
December 8, 2016
Congratulations to Liz De Waard who passed her candidacy exam.
December 2, 2016
The final report from the Second Target Station Workshop held at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now available here. The workshop was co-chaired by Boris Khaykovich from MIT and Morten Eskildsen.
November 8, 2016
Liz De Waard gave a physics seminar on her recent research on metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2 at Lewis University in Illinois (her Alma Mater).
October 28, 2016
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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
Ph.: 574-631-4010

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