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
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
March 9, 2020
Allan Leishman and Morten Eskildsen presents results of the groups' research at the 2020 APS March meeting held in Denver (canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
March 2-6, 2020
Grace Longbons has joined the group and will work on neutron scattering studies of vortices and skyrmions. Welcome!
November, 2019
Dan Minogue and Diana Spulber have joined the group and will work on molecular dynamics studies of metastable vortex lattice phases.
September, 2019
Our structural studies of metastable and equilibrium vortex lattice (VL) phases in MgB2 were published in New Journal of Physics. This includes the first ever example of spatially revolved neutron scattering studies of the VL.
June 4, 2019
David Green defended his thesis on modeling of artificial molecules using quantum corals by STM/STS. Congratulations Dr. Green!
May 30, 2019
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
Maciej Olszewski was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. This recognizes a student’s contributions to research within the ND Physics Department and his/her potential for future success. Beginning in the fall, Maciej will pursue graduate studies in theoretical condensed matter physics at Cornell University. Congratulations!
April 30, 2019
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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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