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Research outline

I conducted most of my scientific activity in the field of superconductivity and Josephson effect. I contributed to these sectors mainly with experimental activities (but sometimes with theoretical investigations as well as numerical and modelling studies). They involve knowledge in several technological fields such as thin film deposition, vacuum technology, low temperature technology, low-noise measurements, spectral analysis, microwave transmission and detection, and electromagnetic design.

I authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific papers in international refereed journals (among which 4 Phys. Rev. Letts., 4 Appl. Phys. Letts., 17 Phys. Rev. B and 13 Jou. Appl. Phys.). Over the years, my publications received more than 1200 citations resulting in an ISI-Knowledge h-index=21and a Google Scholar h-index=24.
I’m also referee for Journal of Applied Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B and Superconductor Science and Technology.
My software skill extends to Windows OS and Office programs, Fortran and C++ languages, and to the main scientific packages: Origin, MatLab, LabView, Mathematica, LaTeX, Comsol Multiphysic FEM, AutoCAD.

The physics of extended Josephson junctions is highly dependent on geometric factors. Among recent research developments, a detailed theoretical and experimental study of the static and dynamic properties of extended Josephson junctions with elliptical geometry has been carried out. Beyond the merely academic interest, this geometry could prove very useful for the construction of new superconducting magnetometers and / or qubits.

The researches were carried out through a modeling work, which ranges from the analysis of the mathematical properties of the studied systems to the numerical simulation of their dynamic behavior, and through an experimental work ranging from the design and construction of integrated superconducting structures, to their characterization to low temperature and in a controlled environment.

 International Ids

Scopus Author ID7004813557
Orcid ID0000-0002-8913-7112
Research GateH-2091-2011
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Dott. Roberto Monaco   


Roberto Monaco, Jesper Mygind, Lyudmila V. Filippenko: Confocal Annular Josephson Tunnel Junctions with Large Eccentricity. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 05/2018; 192(5-6)., DOI:10.1007/s10909-018-1977-1

Roberto Monaco, Jesper Mygind, Valery P Koshelets: Development of a Josephson vortex two-state system based on a confocal annular Josephson junction. Superconductor Science and Technology 07/2017; 31(2)., DOI:10.1088/1361-6668/aa9e17

Roberto Monaco: Superelliptic Josephson Tunnel Junctions. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 04/2017; 188(1):49-63., DOI:10.1007/s10909-017-1776-0

Roberto Monaco: Engineering Double-Well Potentials with Variable-Width Annular Josephson Tunnel Junctions. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 06/2016; 28(44)., DOI:10.1088/0953-8984/28/44/445702

Roberto Monaco: The Critical Current of Point Symmetric Josephson Tunnel Junctions. DOI:10.1016/j.physc.2016.04.009

Ciro Nappi, Roberto Monaco: Critical current diffraction pattern of elliptic annular Josephson tunnel junctions. Physica C Superconductivity 02/2016; 520., DOI:10.1016/j.physc.2015.11.002


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