We study superconductors in extreme conditions (High Magnetic Fields, High Pressure) to disclose the interplay of different mechanisms involving charge, phonons and magnetic moment. We exploit high-Tc superconductors for the realization of microwave resonant devices. Superconducting qubits are also target of our research, in particular with the aim of develop microwave photon detectors.

Relevant Publications

  • C. Gatti, M. Affronte, A. Balanov, C. Bonizzoni, G. Brida, F. Chiariello, N. Chikhi, G. Coda, A. D’Elia, D. Di Gioacchino, E. Enrico, I. Eremin, M. Ejrnaes, E. Il’ichev, L. Fasolo, M. Fistul, A. Ghirri, A. Greco, C. Ligi , G. Maccarone, A. Meda, P. Navez, G. Oelsner, M. Rajteri, A. Rettaroli, B. Ruggiero, S. Savel’ev, P. Silvestrini, S. Tocci, A. Ustinov, P. Vanacore, A. Zagoskin and M. Lisitskiy, Coherent Quantum Network of Superconducting Qubits as a Highly Sensitive Detector of Microwave Photons for Searching of Galactic Axions – IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 33, 5, 1501705 (2023). 10.1109/TASC.2023.3263807
  • A. Amoretti, M. Meinero, D. K. Brattan, F. Caglieris, E. Giannini, M. Affronte, C. Hess, B. Buechner, N. Magnoli and Marina Putti, Hydrodynamical charge density wave description for transport in the strange metal phase of cuprates – Phys. Rev. Research 2, 023387 (2020).  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.023387
  • S. Riggs, C. Tarantini, J. Jaroszynski, A. Gurevich A. Palenzona, M. Putti, T. Duc Nguyen and M. Affronte, Specific heat investigation in high magnetic field of the magnetic ordering of the rare-earth lattice in RFeAsO: The case of Sm – Phys. Rev. B 80, 214404 (2009). https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.214404
  • M.Putti, M.Affronte, C.Ferdeghini, P. Manfrinetti, C. Tarantini and E. Lehmann, Observation of the Crossover from Two-Gap to Single-Gap Superconductivity through Specific Heat Measurements in Neutron Irradiated MgB2 – Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 077003 (2006). https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.077003
  • S. Sanfilippo, H. Elsinger, M. Nunez-Refueiro, O. Laborde, S. LeFloch, M. Affronte, G. L. Olcese and A. Palenzona, Superconductivity  with  Tc up to 14K in CaSi2 under  pressure – Phys. Rev. B-1 Rapid Comm. 61, 3800 (2000). https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.61.R3800

Related Projects


Superconductivity – Microwaves – Superconducting QUBITS – Photons – Sensing