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 an invited talk at the 17th International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors held in Antwerp, Belgium.
May 20-25, 2019
Allan Leishman, Maciej Olszewski and Morten Eskildsen presents results of the groups' research at the 2019 APS March meeting held in Boston.
March 4-8, 2019
Morten Eskildsen is a co-author on a comprehensive review of magnetic small-angle neutron scattering published in Rev. Mod. Phys., contributing a section on studies of superconducting vortices
March 4, 2019
Our study of vortex lattice transition kinetics and activated behavior was published in PRB. This represents a novel kind of collective vortex behavior, most likely governed by domain nucleation and growth.
February 8, 2019
Morten Eskildsen presented our SANS results on the unconventional superconductor UPt3 at the 17th International Small Angle Scattering Conference held in Traverse City, Michigan.
October 7-12, 2018
Our studies of vortex lattice transition kinetics and activated behavior in MgB2 were presented by Morten Eskildsen at the 12th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity and High-Temperature Superconductivity Conference held in Beijing, China.
August 19-24, 2018
Morten Eskildsen will give an invited talk at the Alexei Abrikosov International Memorial Conference, held at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Chernogolovka, Russia.
June 24-28, 2018
Liz Louden defended her thesis on SANS studies of the metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2. Congratulations Dr. Louden!
May 23, 2018
David Green, Allan Leishman, Keenan Avers (Northwestern) and Morten Eskildsen will all present results of our groups' research at the 2018 APS March meeting in Los Angeles.
March 5-9, 2018
Results of molecular dynamics simulations, to study the vortex lattice structure under the influence of four-fold anisotropic interactions, were published in NJP. This work was carried out by Maciej Olszewski in collaboration with Cynthia and Charles Reichhardt from Los Alamos Natl. Lab.
February 5, 2018
Studies of the topological superconductor Sn1-xInxTe were published in PRB. This work was led by collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory.
January 19, 2018
Our extensive SANS studies of the vortex lattice in Sr2RuO4, which included the use of neutron spin polarization and analysis, were published in PRB. The field and temperature dependence of the VL anisotropy is consistent with Pauli limiting and multi band superconductivity in this material.
November 14, 2017
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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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Eskildsen Group, Department of Physics
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