MTI Nonconventional Insulators Workshop, 2012


Program


Monday, November 12
Morning Session - Chair: Igor Aronson, ANL
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome, Peter Littlewood
9:00 - 9:45 Tatyana Baturina, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk
Evolution of Superconductivity with Increasing Disorder in Two Dimensions
9:45 - 10:30 Claude Chapelier, CEA Grenoble
Tunneling spectroscopy of fluctuating and localized preformed Coopers pairs in highly disordered superconducting films
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Christoph Strunk, University of Regensburg
Size-dependent Conduction near the Superconductor/Insulator Transition in thin TiN-Films
11:45 - 1:45 Lunch
Afternoon Session - Chair: Dan Shahar, Weizmann Institute
1:45 - 2:30 James Valles, Brown University
Experimental Insights into the Insulators that Form at the Superconductor to Insulator Transition
2:30 - 3:15 Yigal Meir, Ben-Gurion University
Superconductor-Insulator Transition in Disordered Thin Films
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:30 Arthur Hebard, University of Florida, Gainesville
Emerging granularity and the anomalous Hall insulator in disorder-tuned thin-film ferromagnets
4:30 - 5:15 Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
Prediction of a novel insulator across the disorder-driven superconductor-insulator transition
5:15 - 6:00 Venkat Chandrasekhar, Northwestern University
Charge-Vortex Duality at the LAO/STO Interface


Tuesday, November 13
Morning Session - Chair: Alexander Golubov, University of Twente
9:00 - 9:45 M. Zahid Hasan, Princeton University
Topological Surface States in Topological Insulators, Superconductors and Beyond
9:45 - 10:30 Yasuhiro Asano, Hokkaido University
Majorana Fermions and Odd-frequency Cooper Pairs
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Yukio Tanaka, Nagoya University
Topological aspects of Andreev bound state in superconductivity 
11:45 - 1:45 Lunch
Afternoon Session - Chair: James Valles, Brown University
1:45 - 2:30 Alexander Golubov, University of Twente
Odd-frequency pairing in superconducting hybrid systems
2:30 - 3:15 Nadya Mason, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Proximity Effects and Novel States in Mesoscopic Superconductor-Normal Metal-Superconductor Arrays
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:30 Pratap Raychaudhuri,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Non-ergodicity, universal scaling and phase fluctuations in a strongly disordered s-wave superconductor
4:30 - 5:15 Thomas Proslier,ANL
Atomic layer deposition of thin superconducting films and multilayer heterostructure


Wednesday, November 14
Morning Session - Chair: Tatyana Baturina, Institute of Semiconductor Physics
9:00 - 9:45 Hermann Suderow, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Scanning tunneling conductance at very low temperatures in superconducting and insulating phases of ultra-thin TiN films
9:45 - 10:30 Dan Shahar, Weizmann Institute of Science
Little-Parks Oscillations in an Insulator
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Peng Xiong, Florida State University
Magnetic Field Induced Super-insulating State and Enhancement of Superconductivity in Ultrathin Pb Films
11:45 - 1:45 Lunch
Afternoon Session - Chair: Andreas Glatz, ANL
1:45 - 2:30 Alexey Bezryadin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Understanding quantum phase slips at high bias currents in thin wires
2:30 - 3:15 Miguel Ortuņo, University Murcia
Hopping Transport in Two-Dimensional Coulomb Glass
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:30 Gian Guzman-Verri, ANL
Theory of Relaxor Ferroelectrics


Thursday, November 15
Morning Session - Chair: Konstantin Matveev, ANL
9:00 - 9:45 Nayana Shah, University of Cincinnati
Out-of-equilibrium transport signatures of Majorana fermions in a p-wave topological superconducting wire
9:45 - 10:30 Manuel Houzet, CEA Grenoble
Detecting Majorana states by driving a Josephson junction out of equilibrium
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Lev Ioffe, Rutgers University
Superinductors: a novel type of Josephson ladders implementing quantum critical Ising model
11:45 - 1:45 Lunch
Afternoon Session - Chair: Ulrich Welp, ANL
1:45 - 2:30 Konstantin Matveev, ANL
Equilibration of a spinless Luttinger liquid
2:30 - 3:15 David Pekker, California Institute of Technology
Strong disorder real space renormalization group perspective on insulators and localization  
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:30 Ying Jia, ANL
Catalyst-Free Growth of Millimeter-Long Topological Insulator Bi2Se3 Nanoribbons and the Observation of pi-Berry Phase
4:30 - 5:15 Lia Krusin-Elbaum, City College of New York
Effects of Disorder in Doped Topological Insulators


Friday, November 16
Morning Session - Chair: Andreas Glatz & Valerii Vinokur, ANL
9:00 - 11:45 Open format discussion session, Bldg. 223
 
11:45 - 1:45 Lunch
 

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