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Name Poccia, Dr. Nicola
Department Institute for Metallic Materials
Position Group Leader
Address IFW Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 20
01069 Dresden
Phone Number +49-351-4659-527
Email n.poccia(at)ifw-dresden.de

Dr. Nicola Poccia received his "Laurea" in physics at the Sapienza University of Rome in 2009 and received his Ph. D. in Physics from Sapienza University in 2012. He was Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Twente, Enschede during 2013-2016. He then joined as postdoctoral fellow the Department of Physics at Harvard University. Since 2019, he is Group Leader at the IFW-Dresden. Dr. Nicola Poccia interests lie at the frontier aspects of condensed matter physics, in particular, emergent properties in superconducting materials. He has developed cutting-ede systems for the control, imaging and integration of quantum complexity in superconductivity, using combinations of experimental approaches ranging from advanced synchrotron radiation microscopies to nanofabrication and quantum transport. 



2016-19        Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics,  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2012-15        Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

2012              Ph.D.in Physics, “Sapienza” University, Rome, Italy



1. "Sign-Reversing Hall Effect in Atomically Thin High-Temperature Bi2.1Sr1.9CaCu2.0O8+δ Superconductors." Physical Review Letters 122.24 (2019): 247001.
2."Critical behavior at a dynamic vortex insulator-to-metal transition." Science 349.6253 (2015): 1202-1205.
3. "Inhomogeneity of charge-density-wave order and quenched disorder in a high-Tc superconductor." Nature 525.7569 (2015): 359.
4. "Evolution and control of oxygen order in a cuprate superconductor." Nature materials 10.10 (2011): 733.
5. "Optimum inhomogeneity of local lattice distortions in La2CuO4+y." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109.39 (2012): 15685-15690.
6. "Scale-free structural organization of oxygen interstitials in La2CuO4+y." Nature 466.7308 (2010): 841.





Scientific coverage

1."Condensed-matter physics: Charge topology in superconductors." Nature 525, 329-330 (2015).
2."Superconductivity: An x-ray oxygen regulator." Nature Materials 10 (10), 726-727 (2011)
3."High-temperature superconductivity: The benefit of fractal dirt."  Nature 466 (7308), 825-827


Popular scientific media coverage

Physics.org:"Confirmation of old theory leads to new breakthrough in superconductor science" 2019
Science Magazine:" Confirmation of old theory leads to new breakthrough in superconductor science" 2019
Science daily: “Uniting classical and quantum mechanics: Breakthrough observation of Mott transition in a superconductor”, 2015.
Physics.org:“X-ray images of cuprate superconductors reveals fractures , clumps and defects” by Bob Yirka, 2015.
Physics.org:” Team announces breakthrough observation of Mott transition in a superconductor,” 2015.
Physics.org:” One step closer to a new kind of computer”, 2015.
Materials today: “Unusual discovery in thin film magnetism”, 2015.
Galileo: “La struttura frattale dei superconduttori”by Anna Lisa Bonfranceschi, 2010 and “Scienza made in Italy (or by Italians)” by Caterina Visco, 2011.
Le Scienze Web News: “I raggi X disegnano nuovi superconduttori”, 2011.
Altro Giornale.org:I frattali promettono superconduttori a temperature superiori” and“I raggi X disegnano I nuovi superconduttori”, 2010 and 2011.
ANSA.it: “Raggi x come penne per disegnare superconduttori”, 2011.
Science daily: “Sketching with superconductors: Breakthrough in controlling defects could lead to new generation of electronic devices”, 2011.
Physics World: “Fractals boost superconductivity“ and “X-rays control disorder in superconductor” by Edwin Carlidge, 2010 and 2011.
New Scientist: “Fractals promise higher-temperature superconductors“ by Anil Ananthaswamy, 2010.
Wired Science: “Inexplicable Superconductor Fractals Hint at Higher Universal Laws” by Brandon Keim, 2010.
Science News: “Superconductors go fractals, by Laura Sanders, 2010.



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