THz/IR Spectroscopy of high temperature superconductors-based Van der Waals heterostructures
|Stefano Lupi||Aggiungi Tutor di riferimento (Professore o Ricercatore afferente allo stesso Dipartimento del Proponente)|
The project evolves around the possibility to characterize spectroscopically the highly complex physics of high-temperature superconductors (HTSC) through the engineerization of thin flakes of cuprates like BSCCO into Van der Waals heterostructures, formed by mechanically stacking layers of 2-Dimensional (2D) materials, possessing unique properties and new functionalities not seen in standard materials, making them an irreplaceable platform for emergent electronics. The project will develop through an already stable collaboration between the THz Sapienza laboratory, directed by prof. Stefano Lupi at Sapienza University of Rome and the experimental group (Superpuddles lab) of Dr. Nicola Poccia at the Leibniz Institute of Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden. In this way, it will be possible to achieve the right equipment to meet the challenge of spectroscopically measuring VdW heterostructures in the THz/IR range, with the goal to better understand and control the strong electronic correlations of HTSCs and topological superconductors.