Physica C (Superconductivity and its Applications) publishes peer-reviewed papers on novel developments in the field of superconductivity. Topics include discovery of new superconducting materials and elucidation of their mechanisms, physics of vortex matter, enhancement of critical properties of superconductors, identification of novel properties and processing methods that improve their performance and promote new routes to applications of superconductivity.

The main goal of the journal is to publish:

1. Papers that substantially increase the understanding of the fundamental aspects and mechanisms of superconductivity and vortex matter through theoretical and experimental methods.

2. Papers that report on novel physical properties and processing of materials that substantially enhance their critical performance.

3. Papers that promote new or improved routes to applications of superconductivity and/or superconducting materials, and proof-of-concept novel proto-type superconducting devices.

The editors of the journal will select papers that are well written and based on thorough research that provide truly novel insights.

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Editorial board


  • V.V. Moshchalkov
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • X. Obradors
    Spanish Scientific Research Council, Madrid, Spain
  • S. Tajima
    Osaka University School of Science Graduate School of Science Department of Physics, Osaka, Japan
  • T. Tohyama
    Tokyo University of Science Faculty of Science Division I Graduate School of Science Department of Applied Physics, Shinjuku-Ku, Japan
  • H.-H. Wen
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Advisory Board

  • J. Analytis
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Y. Chen
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • P.C.W. Chu
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States
  • H. Eisaki
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Tsukuba Center Tsukuba Central, Tsukuba, Japan
  • A. Gurevich
    Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • B. Janko
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
  • Y. Koike
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • H. Kumakura
    University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  • M.N. Kunchur
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • W.-K. Kwok
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, United States
  • Y. Ma
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • D. van der Marel
    University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • V.A. Maroni
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, United States
  • M. Noe
    Helmholtz Nuclear Research Centre Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • M. Ogata
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • N.F. Pedersen
    Technical University of Denmark, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
  • C. Petrovic
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States
  • M. Rupich
    American Superconductor Corp, Devens, Massachusetts, United States
  • P. Samuely
    Institute of Experimental Physics Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia
  • A. Sudbø
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • H. Suderow
    Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • F. Tafuri
    University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
  • S. Uchida
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • U. Welp
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, United States
  • N.-C. Yeh
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States
  • Y. Yeshurun
    Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Y. Yu
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China