The 33rd International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS) 2020 conference, organized by AIST Tsukuba (Japan) was held between 1 and 3 December 2020. Several ICMAB researchers from the Superconducting and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group participated in the conference with many contributions.
The International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS) 2020 included the participation of 441 scientists, engineer and students from over 21 countries. From the ICMAB, 10 researchers (PhD, Postdoc and Tenured Scientists) participated with different contributions on studies on Chemical Solution Depositions techniques for superconducting films growth and for different applications on particle accelerators, fusion applications or fault current limiters.
The International Symposium included 4 parallel oral sessions, covering the latest findings and related topics in superconductivity science and technology.
All the contributions were oral presentations of different length (40 min-plenary, 30 min-invited, 15 min-contributed) to maximize the visibility of the research. The Symposium combined face-to-face sessions with online meeting rooms to enhance the participation of international researchers due to the current pandemic situation. All ICMAB researchers participated remotely from Barcelona.
One of the sessions within the “Wires and Bulk” research area was on "Recent progress on Chemical Solution Deposition", and was mainly formed by contributions from ICMAB researchers at the SUMAN group, highlihting their broad expertise and international competitiveness on the field:
In the “Large Scale System Applications” research area, during the “Electric power applications and cables” session, two SUMAN researchers presented their results:
Teresa Puig, Head of SUMAN group at ICMAB congratulated all speakers for their contributions to this International Conference "I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate all the ICMAB speakers at ISS 2020. I want to emphasize that it is not normal to get a full session on "Progress on Chemical Solution Deposition" filled by one single institution in a International Conference. It clearly means we are doing all very good work and with a very extensive approach of things. I think we demonstrated that we are a competitive group with a broad expertise in the field."
In January 1988, after the discovery of high-temperature superconductors, the International Superconductivity Technology Center (ISTEC) was established to actively engage in promoting widespread research and development as well as investigations ranging from fundamental research to the application of superconductivity. ISTEC organized the first International Symposium on Superconductivity in August 1988 and continued until 2015, every year. From 2016, AIST Tsukuba, in Japan, has been in charge of organizing the following Symposiums, including this year's one in December 2020.