Shimon Reich   Shimon Reich

The Robert W. Reneker Professor of Industrial Chemistry
Department of Materials and Interfaces
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
Tel. 972-8-9342588

High Temperature Superconductivity

Our main area of research is material science of high temperature ceramic superconductors. Since the discovery in 1986 of superconductivity in ceramic cuprates, there is a major effort to give these materials desirable physical and mechanical properties to make them useful candidates for application in micro-electonics as magnetic sensors, superconducting tapes and wires, frictionless bearings and magnetic suspension devices. We have focused on two topics:

The Meissner effect: magnetic disk floating above
a ceramic superconductor cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature

Relevant Publications:

  1. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Silver Doped Melt-Textured YBCO Prepared in a Solar Furnace
    T.Godin and S.Reich
    Applied Superconductivity (1998).
  2. Growth Mode of HgBa2Ca2Cu3O8+dS.C. Films Prepared by a Sol-Gel Method on Y0.15Zr0.85O1.93 Substrates
    S.Reich and Y.Tsabba
    Advanced Materials 9, 329 (1997).