Center for Emergent Superconductivity (CES)

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Peter Johnson

Lead Institution

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Year Established



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

Research Topics

superconductivity, charge transport, spin dynamics, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (atomic layer deposition) 

Materials Studied

Materials: oxide, ceramic

Interfaces: solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: None

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, ultrafast physics, density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling 


Partner Institutions

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Florida State University
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory 
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan