A Message from The Director
Welcome to the TcSUH website that describes our current organization, research programs, collaborations with industry and activities in education and outreach. The website also provides links to our publications and recent news and events. TcSUH is a large multidisciplinary university-based superconductivity and advanced materials research center, with over 200 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, housed in the Houston Science Center and several other buildings on the University of Houston campus. Read more
Our Faculty and Staff
Dr. Paul Chu
Executive Director of TcSUH, Professor of Physics
T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego, 1968
Chu is founding director and chief scientist, having recently served as President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He and his colleagues achieved stable superconductivity at 93 K (-180) above the critical temperature of liquid nitrogen (-196), a major advancement in modern science...
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The newest homologous series of superconducting As-pnictides, LiFeAs (Li111) and NaFeAs (Na111) crystallize with the layered tetragonal anti-PbFCl-type. Polycrystalline samples and single-crystals of Li111 and Na111 display superconducting transitions at approximately 18 K and 12-25 K, respectively. No magnetic order was found in either compound, although a weak magnetic background is clearly in evidence. Read more