The structure of the School is based on lectures about fundamentals of conventional superconducting phenomena, state-of-the-art material development, and methodologies for design of nanostructured devices (including superconducting hetero-structures), as well as concepts and materials beyond the conventional semiconductor electronics.
These last entail the possibility to learn cutting-edge ideas on innovative material platforms that integrate superconductivity with new electronics (e.g. spintronics and spin-orbitronics), or unconventional superconducting hybrids that are based on or employ aspects that are derived from the quantum topological world.
In this framework, a key target is to develop the lecturing around the idea that the interface of superconductivity with other degrees of freedom (spin, orbital, charge, lattice, quantum topological states, etc.) can be a knob for innovative functional devices.
This conceptual approach will be particularly relevant, and will provide the students with a natural background of interdisciplinary knowledge that has the superconductivity at its centre, and aims to develop tight connections with topics that can enhance its applicative potential.
The tutorial of the School has been specifically planned with lectures on methodologies for nanostructuring methods.