Physics

Department staff

Dr Boris Chesca

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Senior Lecturer in Physics

  • University Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, from 2006 until present
  • University Professor Degree (German Habilitation, the highest postdoctoral academic qualification), June 2004, Solid State Physics Department, Institute of Physics, Tübingen University, Germany; Subject: High-Tc cuprates: phase-sensitive tests of the pairing symmetry and influence of large thermal fluctuations on SQUIDs.
  • University Lecturer, Solid State Physics Department, Institute of Physics, Tübingen University, Germany, 2000-2006
  • Postdoc, Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, Institute of Physics, Augsburg University, Germany, 1998-2000
  • Postdoctoral Humboldt Fellow, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, 1996-1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Theoretical Physics, 1995, Frank Lab. of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Subject: Superconducting quantum interference devices: non-linear physics and sensitive magnetic sensors.
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics, 1991 University of Physics and Technological Physics, Bucharest, Romania; Subject: Ultrasound sensors for non-destructive evaluation.

Superconducting and magnetic thin film structures

Experiment

  • Materials: cuprates, low-Tc superconductors, magnetic materials, etc.
  • Fabrication: Josephson junctions, tunnel junctions, SQUIDs
  • Measurements: electric transport (dc, high frequency) and spin transport low temperatures: (1-300) K magnetic fields: (0-9) T
  • Physics: Josephson effect, Andreev reflection Unconventional superconducting order parameter spin polarization transport in junctions Sine-Gordon non-linear dynamics, phase-locking, device physics. Applications: qubits, spintronics

Theory

  • Non-linear dynamics. Analytics: Fokker-Planck equations, thermally activated phenomena. Numerics: sine-Gordon equations
  • Density of states calculations
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