The centre was created to investigate the physical properties of metamaterials, which are significantly influenced by quantum effects. The name ‘metamaterials’ comes from the Greek ‘meta’, meaning ‘beyond’. Metamaterials have properties that are not inherent to any of their component materials. Modern technologies make it possible to create structures with characteristic scales of several nanometres or even less—scales at which quantum effects play a decisive role. These effects can help or hinder, so it is important to ‘befriend’ them. They need to be carefully explored in order to understand their influence on the physical properties of metamaterials.
At a seminar held for staff, graduate students and students of the HSE, as well as for everyone, Professor Peeters told about a very interesting phenomenon – the collapse of atoms
Vyacheslav Neverov made a presentati "Superconducting transition from type I to type II from the point of view of microscopic theories" at the XXVII International scientific conference of young scientists. The conference was held on the basis of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research" - a large research center in the city of Dubna near Moscow. Traditionally, this conference gathers young scientists to discuss their research on a variety of topics related to physics and mathematics. The conference provides an opportunity for the young scientists at the beginning of their career to gain the necessary experience of speaking to a large audience and, also, communicating with colleagues.
Joint research is aimed at the theoretical description of a new generation of superconducting materials and devices. Among them is the work on the magnetic response of ferromagnetic superconductors, which offers a fresh look at the phenomenon of intermediate or intertype superconductivity in various materials. Another interesting work concerns the new mechanism of the "origin of complexity from simplicity" - when a system with rather primitive interactions between its constituent parts allows the emergence of complex spatial and temporal configurations (patterns). The article with these results were sent respectively to the editors of the prestigious journals Communications Physics and Physical Review X.
Theoretical physicists from Russia and Brazil are working together on a theory that describes novel superconducting materials with potentially high critical temperature. The theory can explain many properties of superconductors with non-trivial topological properties as well as of those with multiple condensates. This was stated to TASS by professor Dr. Mauro Doria (Institute of Physics at the Federal University of Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil) and professor Dr. Alexei Vagov (Center for Quantum Metamaterials, Moscow Institute for Electronics and Mathematics, HSE University).
Dr. Mauro Doria, recognized specialist in the field of new superconducting materials, has held an interesting scientific event for all MIEM employees and students - a lecture "The Origin of the Dirac Linear Spectrum and Topology "