The drought for IMPRS-CPQM is over!

February 01, 2017

Almost exactly one year after the start of IMPRS-CPQM, we are proud to announce that the first paper, to which one of our students has made a contribution, got published just recently.

Together with several co-workers, Fabian Jerzembeck performed experiments to control the superconducting transition temperature of the unconventional superconductor Sr2RuO4 by applying previously unattainable levels of uniaxial pressure. The extremely strong increase of the transition temperature by over a factor of two was attributed to a novel transition between two types of superconductivity which had not been observed before.

You can find out more about these exciting results in the press release here and, obviously, in the actual paper:

Alexander Steppke, Lishan Zhao, Mark E. Barber, Thomas Scaffidi, Fabian Jerzembeck, Helge Rosner, Alexandra S. Gibbs, Yoshiteru Maeno, Steven H. Simon, Andrew P. Mackenzie, and Clifford W. Hicks, "Strong peak in Tc of Sr2RuO4 under uniaxial pressure," Science 355 (6321), 1-8 (2017).

Full disclosure: Fabian was the first student to join IMPRS-CPQM so he had a bit of a headstart. We are confident that more of our students will publish their first papers soon as well. You can see all publications involving IMPRS-CPQM students here.

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