Center for Emergent Superconductivity (CES)


J. C. Seamus Davis

Lead Institution:

Brookhaven National Laboratory


To discover new high-temperature superconductors and improve the performance of known superconductors by understanding the fundamental physics of superconductivity.

Research Topics:

phonons, thermal conductivity, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), superconductivity, defects, spin dynamics

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: metal, oxide 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics


Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory




BES Staff Contact:

Craig Henderson
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