Michael Faley

Prof. Dr. Michael Faley

Scientific staff at ER-C-1

Research Topics

Nanofabrication of superconducting circuits, novel Josephson junctions, SQUIDs and nanoSQUIDs, superconducting and ferromagnetic nanostructures for TEM


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Nanofabrication and Quantum Sensing



Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C)

Physics of Nanoscale Systems (ER-C-1) / Microstructure Research (PGI-5)

Building 04.6 / Room 60

My main interests lie in the following areas:

  • Preparation of superconducting and ferromagnetic thin-film heterostructures and study of their microstructural and electron transport properties.

  • Superconducting electronics, especially the development and applications of Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) for biomagnetic, geomagnetic and magnetic microscopy measurements.

  • Step-edge high-Tc Josephson junctions, multilayer superconducting flux transformers and DC SQUIDs on the basis of superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films. Low-Tc nanobridge Josephson junctions and nanoSQUIDs.

Current research studies focus on physics, technology and of nanobridge Josephson junctions and especially nanoSQUIDs for magnetic microscopy. The fabrication of superconducting and ferromagnetic nanostructures for experiments in a transmission electron microscope is an actual topic of current activity. To date, I have produced over 200 scientific publications and 10 patents in the fields of superconducting electronics and epitaxial metal-oxide thin film heterostructures. Thanks to my habilitation, I am qualified to supervise master's and doctoral programs.

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