Ciro Nappi

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy


Ciro Nappi is a Senior Scientist at the Division of Quantum Detectors and Nonconventional Superconductive Devices of the CNR Institute of Cybernetics “E.Caianiello,” Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy. He received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University Federico II of Naples in 1977. During the years, he took part in a number of international projects mainly in the field of applied superconductivity providing theoretical modelization and data interpretation support in close contact with experimental work. He has competences in electromagnetism, condensed matter, and the mechanisms of conventional and nonconventional superconductivity with an emphasis on the Josephson effect and weak superconductivity. His main research interest lies in the physics of superconducting devices based on the Josephson effect both for fundamental type studies and applied physics research. Current research topics are the theory of the “d-wave” and Fe superconductor material Josephson junction-based devices, the thermal and quantum effects in grain boundary HTS Josephson junctions, and the superconductivity of mesoscopic samples and devices. The past research topics were the physics of Josephson junction-based photon detectors, the AC Josephson effect, and vortices in superconductive materials and devices. Two past highlights in his research are the properties of annular Josephson junctions and the signal formation in superconducting Josephson junction-based detectors. He has been a Contract Professor of physics for medicine and biology at Second Naples University. He is an author/coauthor of about 80 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Biography Updated on 7 May 2013

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