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Name:Puig Molina, Mª Teresa
Date of assignement:01/09/2000
Date and place of birth:1966, Terrassa (Barcelona)

University degrees:
Ciències Fí­siques, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1989)
Doctorat, universitat i any:
Ciències Fí­siques, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1994)
Superconductivity and Superconducting Materials
Low dimensional and nanostructured materials
Magnetoresistivity and Magnetometry
Most significative academic merits:

Researcher Id:

Most significatives scientific articles:
Anisotropic vortex plasticity in the liquid state of YBa2Cu3O7 : Evidence for quenched c-axis vortex correlation length
Authors:T. Puig and X. Obradors
Reference:Phys. Rev. Lett 84, 1571-1574 (2000)

Vortex liquid entanglement in twinned YBa2Cu3O7/Y2BCuO5 composite superconductors
Authors:T.Puig, F. Galante, E.M. Gonzalez, J.L. Vicent B. Martí­nez, and X. Obradors
Reference:Phys. Rev. B 60, 13099-13106 (1999)

High oxygen pressure post-processing of MTG YBa2Cu3O7 : generation of new pinning centers
Authors:T. Puig, J. Plain, F. Sandiumenge, X. Obradors, J.A. Alonso and J. Rabier
Reference:Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 1952-1954 (1999)

Vortex configurations in a Pb/Cu microdot with a 2x2 antidot cluster
Authors:T. Puig, E. Rosseel, L. Van Look, M. J. van Bael, V. V. Moshchalkov and Y. Bruynseraede
Reference:Phys. Rev. B 58, 5744-5756 (1998)

# Fast flux motion in YBa2Cu3Ox films in an ac magnetic field activated by laser heating
Authors:T. Puig, P. G. Huggard, M. Pont, Gi. Schneider, J. S. Muñoz and W. Prettl
Reference:Phys. Rev. B 49, 7004-7011 (1994)

Last update: 2014-10-14 12:25:27

Research Fields:

My research activity, for the last 10 years, has been focused on the magnetic and electrical properties of superconducting materials, including low and high temperature superconductors in low dimensional, nanostructured and bulk phases. The main interest has been the study of the vortex matter from an experimental and phenomenological treatment. A large variety of magnetic, transport, optical and structural characterization as well as preparation techniques have been used and developed for these purposes. Among the characterisation systems, I'd like to distinguish, SQUID magnetometry, ac-susceptibility, magnetoresistity, high power pulsed laser radiation, scanning electron and atomic force microscopy and synchrotron radiation facilities. Additionally, I have been involved in thin film preparation by molecular beam epitaxy, thermal evaporation and pulsed laser deposition, in ceramic bulk preparation procedures by directional solidification and recently, in thick film preparation by chemical solution methods. Nanostructured materials were prepared by electron-beam lithography and lift-of techniques. My research activity has been developed in the following Laboratories: Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona, Dept. de Física, Grup d'Electromagnetisme, (Bellaterra,Spain), Royal Institute of Technology, Dept. of Solid State Physics (Stockholm, Sweden), Trinity College, Dept. of Pure and Applied Physics (Dublin, Ireland), Regensburg Universität, Inst. für Angewandte Physik (Regensburg, Germany), Katholieke Univ.Leuven, Lab. voor Vaste Stof-Fysika en Magnetisme (Levuen, Belgium) and Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, CSIC (Bellaterra, Spain). Since I joined the Magnetic and Superconducting Materials Department of ICMAB, I have been responsible for the magnetic and electrical characterisation of superconducting materials which I have co-ordinated with microestructural studies. I am presently supervising few PhD students in the framework of national and european research projects. My interest in research lies on an experimentally physical approach of material science problems that may enrich these materials towards a more technological development. Currently, my basic research is focussed on the study of the vortex liquid in high temperature superconductors and the role of microestructural defects in the vortex matter properties of these materials. Additionally, investigations on superconducting fault current limiters and recently on the new generation of thick superconducting coated conductors reveal my interest in a more applied research.

Contact Data:

+ 34 935 801 853
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P.O. Box:
+ 34 935 805 729
teresa.puig (at)
Superconducting Materials and Nanostructure at Large Scale
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

08193 Bellaterra

Catalunya, Espanya