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Entry requirements:
  •  Master’s degree / equivalent in a related field
  •  B2 level of English
  •  Good track record of publications related to the topic of the intended research
  •  Strong research proposal 1,500 - 3,500 words

Research supervisor:
Pavel Degtyarenko

Supervisor’s research interests:
Investigation of:
  •  Critical current of 2G HTS wire in high magnetic field and temperature from 4.2 to 77K.
  •  Irreversibility field and temperature for 2G HTS wire without/with artificial pinning centers.
  •  Superconducting properties of irradiated 2G HTS wire.
  •  Losses in 2G HTS wire without/with artificial pinning centers.

Supervisor’s specific requirements:
  •  Knowledge of quantum physics, field theory, statistical physics and electrodynamic of continua.
  •  Knowledge of solid-state physics and theory of superconductors, include the physics of phase transition.
  •  COMSOL.
  •  Mathcad.
  •  Origin.
  •  Python.
  •  C++.

Main publications:
  •  Pavel N. Degtyarenko et al / Microstructure and superconducting properties of high-rate PLDderived GdBa2Cu3O7−δ coated conductors with BaSnO3 and BaZrO3 pinning centers // Sci. Rep., 9:15235, 2019.
  •  Pavel N. Degtyarenko,et al / Energy dependent structure of Xe ion tracks in YBCO and the effect on the superconductive properties in magnetic fields // J. Appl. Phys. 126, 145106, 2019.
  •  Pavel N. Degtyarenko et al / The influence of BaSnO3 artificial pinning centres on the resistive transition of 2G HTS wire in magnetic field / Supercond. Sci. and Tech, 33(4), 045003, 2020.