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 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
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
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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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