“Nonlinear Dynamics in Nanosystems: Flux Quanta in Nanostructured Superconductors, Colloids, Nanoclusters.”
Vyacheslav Misko was born in 1965 in the Republic of Moldova. He obtained a Master of Science in Physics in 1989 and a PhD in Physics in 1993 at the State University of Moldova, Kishinev, Moldova.
The granted project is entitled: “Nonlinear Dynamics in Nanosystems: Flux Quanta in Nanostructured Superconductors, Colloids, Nanoclusters.” Nano-structured superconductors (NSSC) play a special role due to the macroscopic quantum state of the superconducting charge carriers and the appearance of quantized flux lines (vorices), which develop in the presence of a magnetic field. The proposed research is devoted to the in-depth study of the nonlinear dynamics of flux quanta in NSSC and includes several related and interdisciplinary topics. The main targets are the implementation of new approaches to study the nonlinear dynamics of magnetic flux quanta in NSSC and the creation of new efficient ways to control the flux motion and critical parameters of NSSC; understanding of the nonlinear dynamics of antivortices in NSSC; understanding and calculation of the behaviour of the critical temperature on the size and shape of superconducting nanograins; the study of the nonlinear dynamics and the principles of self-assembly of colloidal binary mixtures and understanding of the growth kinetics of nanoclusters, influence of the environment and surface formation.
The jury concludes that Vyacheslav Misko has demonstrated excellent project management and ability to do independent research. He has extended international collaboration with scientists in the US, EU and Japan. The proposed research dealing with nonlinear dynamics, superconductors and nanostructures is a challenging area of topical materials research. The project is challanging but has a good balance between novelty of research and feasibility to achieve the goals.