Professor of Physics (Iowa State University), Senior Physicist (Ames National Laboratory), Ames Laboratory; Materials Focus Area Lead Team Member, SQMS
Areas of Expertise: Condensed Matter Physics, Radio Frequency Superconductivity, Theoretical Superconductivity, Materials Science, Cryogenics
Ruslan Prozorov’s research background is in superconductivity and magnetism, electronic and magnetic pattern formation, nano-scale physics, and advanced experimental techniques at low temperatures and high magnetic fields. His research is focused on the studies of the superconducting gap structure, effects of impurities and disorder, critical fields, and sources of quantum decoherence.
In SQMS, Ruslan’s contributions are in the advanced characterization of materials involved in making qubits. In particular, his team visualizes magnetic fields using Kerr and Faraday magneto-optical imaging, performs superconducting gap spectroscopy measuring the superfluid density, and evaluates magnetic and transport properties using various techniques.