EPJ ST Special Issue: Applied Physics of Superconductors in High-Power Applications

Guest Editors: Xiaoyuan Chen, Lin Fu, Boyang Shen, Junzhi Ye

A superconductor is characterized by its zero-resistance, Meissner effect and Josephson effect. Replacing conventional-conductor-based devices by superconductor-based counterparts can yield a more significant benefit for the high-power applications. The fundamental physical behaviours of superconductors encountering high electric current and high magnetic field are necessarily important for the stable and safe operating in high-power applications. Currently, various advanced superconducting technologies and applications have been widely explored in high-power engineering, mainly involving energy producer, carrier, converter, storer and protector in electrical power engineering, and signal sensor, collector, processor and controller in electronic engineering. These cutting-edge superconducting technologies and applications can work collaboratively, which makes energy/information generation, transmission, distribution, and supply chains more complex. A comprehensive understanding from fundamental physical behaviours of superconductors to advanced superconducting devices and systems will accelerate the transition from laboratory research to industrial applications in near future.

We seek high-quality original works and reviews focusing on, but not limited to:

  • Applied physics of superconductors
  • Electromagnetism of high-temperature superconductors
  • Thermal dynamics of high-temperature superconductors
  • Advanced power devices in renewable energy systems
  • Advanced machines and maglevs for transportations
  • Advanced high-field magnets for scientific and medical facilities
  • Advanced superconducting electronics for information systems
  • Advanced superconducting materials and cutting-edge devices
  • Superconductor-semiconductor-coupled cryogenic electronic devices
  • Superconducting multiple-field-coupled theories and simulations
  • Cryogenic-medium-coupled integrated energy systems
  • Cryogenic insulating materials and electrical applications

This research topic seeks to bridge the gaps between various disciplines and foster collaboration to unlock the full potential of understanding biocomplexity. By leveraging recent advances in mathematics, physics, control, automation, biocomplexity, and related fields, researchers can gain deeper insights into the complex systems underlying human physiology. Ultimately, this multidisciplinary approach will contribute to improving patient outcomes, enhancing caregiving practices, and advancing our understanding of complex systems.

Submission deadline: 31 August 2024

Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST via the submission system, and should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Applied Physics of Superconductors in High-Power Applications”.

More detailed author information including paper types can be found in the Submission Guidelines. For the preparation of the manuscripts a special latex template (preferably single-column layout) is available here.

Guest Editors:

Professor/Dr. Xiaoyuan Chen, School of Engineering, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610066, China, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Professor/Dr. Lin Fu, Institute of Rail Transit, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Professor/Dr. Boyang Shen, Maglev Transportation Engineering Technology R&D Center, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China , Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Junzhi Ye , Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QR, UK, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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