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Quantum Matter Seminar 18th November: "Superspintronics for next-generation information and quantum technologies"

14 November 2022

This seminar on the topic of superconducting spintronics will be presented by Dr Niladri Banerjee (Department of Physics, Loughborough University)

Join the Quantum Matter group in a seminar titled "Superspintronics for next-generation information and quantum technologies" with Dr Niladri Banerjee (Department of Physics, Loughborough University).

Date: 18 November 2022, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Live location: Enderby Lecture Theatre

Online: Zoom meeting (for information on how to join the meeting please contact


In 1911 Kamerlingh Onnes discovered the phenomenon of superconductivity. A hallmark of this intriguing superconducting state of matter, where the electrical resistance drops to zero, is its inability to survive beyond a critical magnetic field. Nearly 100 years later, an entirely new form of superconductivity was discovered in 2010 which not only survives in a magnetic field but can permeate inside a strong magnetic material making it superconducting.

In this talk, I will discuss the origins of this new type of superconductivity and the development of the research field of superconducting spintronics (superspintronics)1. Following some past work, I will focus on a few exciting recent developments in the field including our own work that could initiate the development of novel logic and memory devices in information and quantum technologies2.

Further information

1. J. Linder and J. W. A. Robinson, Nature Physics 11, 307–315 (2015)

2. N. Banerjee, Physics World, 32, (4) 31, (2019)

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