Victor Meerovich
 

Department of Physics, BGU
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P. O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105 Israel                     

E-mail: victorm@bgu.ac.il

 

 

            Research interests and fields of expertise:

                          Applied Superconductivity:

Experimental Study of Electromagnetic Properties of Superconductors,
Thermal and Electromagnetic phenomena in High-Tc Superconductors under Alternating Magnetic Fields and Currents,
Losses in Time-varying Magnetic Field,
Penetration of magnetic fields into superconductors,
Transition from superconducting to resistive state,
Stability of superconducting state
Magnetic levitation based on superconductors,
Study of new superconducting materials for technical application,
Superconducting Fault Current Limiter and other Superconducting Electric Devices,
Applicability of Superconducting Electric Devices in Power Systems.

Presentation of some topics

                        Teaching:

                General Physics (Physics I: Mechanics, Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism,
               
                Physics III: Modern Physics).

 

                            Recent publications:

1.   V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, “Thermal State of Superconducting Films on Wide Substrates”, Cryogenics, 47, 189-197, (2007).
2.   V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky,  “Thermal Regimes of HTS Cylinders Operating in Devices for Fault Current Limitation”, Supercond. Sci. Technol., 20, 457-462, (2007).
3.   V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, I. Vajda, “Calculation principles for a superconducting current-limiting transformer”, Supercond. Sci. Technol., 20, 1046-1053, (2007).
4.   V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, I. Vajda, “Comparison of a Self-Limiting Transformer and a Transformer Type FCL with HTS Elements”, IEEE Trans. on Appl.
      Supercond., 17, 1911-1914, (2007).
5.   V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, “Analytical Approximation for AC Losses in Thin Power-Law Superconductors”, Supercond. Sci. Technol., 20, 875-879, (2007).
6.    I. Vajda, A. Gyore, S. Semperger, A. E. Baker, E. F. H. Chong, F. J. Mumford,V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, “Investigation of High Temperature Superconducting 
       Self-Limiting Transformer with YBCO Cylinder”, IEEE Trans. on Appled. Supercond., 17, 1887-1890, (2007).
7.    V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, A. Györe, I. Vajda, “Transient Stability of a Power System with Superconducting Fault Current Limiters”, Periodica Polytechnica,        
       Electrical Engineering, 51, 1-2, pp. 3-9, (2007).
8.    V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, “Normal zone propagation along superconducting films deposited on wide substrates”, Cryogenics, 48, 397-405, (2008).
9.    G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Nuclear polarization and entanglement in spin systems, Quantum Inf Process 8, 283-291, (2009).
10.  V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, M. Spektor, G. A. Levin, I. Vajda, “Losses in Superconductors under Non-Sinusoidal Currents and Magnetic Fields”, IEEE Trans. on 
        Appled. Supercond., 19, 3344-3347, (2009).
11.  A. Gyore, I. Vajda, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, “Experimental Determination of Optimal Construction of Current Limiting Transformers Using HTS Tapes and        
       Rings”, IEEE Trans. on Appled. Supercond., 19, 1976-1980, (2009).
12.  G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky,
       Dynamics of Entanglement in a One-Dimensional Ising Chain, Phys. Rev. A77, 062330, (2008). Paper has been selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (June 30, 2008)
       and Virtual Journal of Quantum Information (July, 2008).
13. V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, Normal zone propagation along superconducting films deposited on wide substrates,
       Cryogenics, 48, 397-405, (2008).
14. G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Multiple Quantum NMR and Entanglement Dynamics in Dipolar Coupling Spin Systems, Phys. Rev. A78, 042301, (2008).
        Paper has been selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (October 20, 2008) and Virtual Journal of Quantum Information (October, 2008).
15  V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, L. I. Chubraeva, "Effect of SMES and current limiter on transient stability of a power system". In the book "Zawalishinskie chteniya 09", 2009, pp 115-120.
16. G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Entanglement and Multiple Quantum Coherence Dynamics in Spin Clusters,  Quantum Inf Process 8, 379-386, (2009).
17. G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Entanglement Dynamics of Spin Systems in Pure State,
      Phys. Rev. A80, 032316, (2009).
      Paper has been selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (September 28, 2009) and Virtual Journal of Quantum Information (October 2009).
 18. G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Quantum Coherence Dynamics of Spin Pairs in Many-Spin Cluster,
       Physics Letters A 373, 4086-4091, (2009).
 19.  V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, L. I. Chubraeva, I. Vajda, An improved design of an inductive fault current limiter based on a superconducting cylinder,              
         Supercond. Sci. Technol., 23, 085007, (2010).                      
                           
              

                        Conferences:

1.   2000: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

      AC Loss Problem in High-Tc Bulk Superconductors,

      Workshop on Superconducting Flywheels (WSF’2000), Eger, Hungary, 2000.

      Abstract Booklet of WSF’2000, July 2000, Eger, Hungary.

2.   2001: V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky,

      Study of Quenching in HTS Thin Films for the Application in Fault Current Limiters (oral presentation)

      SCENET, the European Network for Superconductivity, Fault Current Limiter Working Group Workshop, Grenoble, 2001, France.

      Booklet of Fault Current Limiter Working Group Workshop, Grenoble, May 2001, France, pp. 217-235.

3.   2001: V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, I. Vajda,

      Self-oscillations in Electric Circuits with High Temperature Superconductors (poster presentation),

      The 10-th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, ISEM’2001, Tokyo, May 2001, Japan.

      Abstract booklet of ISEM’2001, “Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics,  Proc. The 10-th Int. Symp. on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics”

      Eds. T. Takagi, M. Uesaka, JSAEM Study in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 9, 285-286, (2001).

4.     2001: I. Vajda, A. Gyore, T. Porjesz, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

      Duration Test of the Experimental High Temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (poster presentation),

      The 10-th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, ISEM’2001, Tokyo, May 2001, Japan.

      Abstract booklet of ISEM’2001, “Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics,  Proc. The 10-th Int. Symp. on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics”

      Eds. T. Takagi, M. Uesaka, JSAEM Study in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 9, 299-300, (2001).

5.     2001: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, M. Gladstein,

      Behavior of an Inhomogeneous HTS Film in the Regime of a Resistive Current Limiter (poster presentation),

      5-th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity EUCAS’2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001

      Abstract booklet of EUCAS’2001, August 26-30, 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, p. 165.

6.   2001: I. Vajda, T. Porjesz, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, A. Szalay, Z. Kohari, W. Gawalek,
          Operational Characteristics of Energy Storage HTS Flywheels Considering the Effects of Time Dependent Magnetic Fields (oral presentation),

      5-th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity EUCAS’2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001

      Abstract booklet of EUCAS’2001, August 26-30, 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, p. 278.

7.   2002: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, I. Vajda, V. Beilin,

      Applications of an HTS Thin Film Switching Element in the Inductive Current Limiter (oral presentation)

      Superconductors for Practical Applications, SPA’2002, Xi’an, Chine, 2002,

      Abstract booklet of SPA’2002, June 16-20, 2002, Xi’an, Chine, p. 167.

8.   2002: I. Vajda, A. Gyore, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, W. Gawalek,

      Improved Design and System Approach of a Three Phase Inductive HTS Fault Current Limiter for a 12 kVA Synchronous Generator (poster presentation),

      Applied Superconductivity Conference, ASP’2002, Houston, Texas USA, 2002,

      Abstract booklet of ASC’2002, August 4-9, 2002, Houston, Texas USA, p. 99.

9.   2002: I. Vajda, Z. Kohari, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, W. Gawalek,

      Joint Operation of a High Temperature Superconducting Flywheel and Solar Cells (poster presentation),

      Applied Superconductivity Conference, ASP’2002, Houston, Texas USA, 2002,

      Abstract booklet of ASC’2002, August 4-9, 2002, Houston, Texas USA, p. 137.

10. 2003: V. Sokolovsky, L. Prigozhin, V. Meerovich,

      Penetration of Nonuniform Fluctuations of External Magnetic Field into Type-II superconductors (poster presentation),

      7-th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity and High Temperature Superconductors, M2S-HTSC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003

      Book of Abstracts of M2S- HTSC, May 25-30, 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 149.

11. 2004: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, V. Dikovsky, E. Paperno,

      Penetration of AC Magnetic Field into Bulk High-temperature Superconductors: Experiment and Simulation (poster presentation),

      9-th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, Anaheim, California, USA, 2004,

      Abstract Booklet of 9-th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 5-9, 2004, Anaheim, California, USA.

12. 2004: V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, I. Vajda,

      Switches based on High-Temperature Superconducting Thin Films (poster presentation),

      2004 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC2004), Jacksonville, Florida, USA,

      Conference Program Book of ACS2004, October 3-8, 2004, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, p.94.

13. 2005: V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, D. Rozman, S. Goren,

      Vortex Motion and Dynamic Voltage-Current Characteristic of a High-Temperature Superconductor (poster presentation),

      2005 Fourth Int. Conf. On Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors, Crete, Greece,

      Abstract Booklet of Fourth Int. Conf. On Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors. 3-9 September, 2005, Crete, Greece, p. 168.

14. 2005: G. Furman, S. Goren, A. Khitrin, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky,

      Efficient Method for Quantum State Detection (poster presentation),

      2005 4th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France

      Abstract Booklet of 4th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR, 11-15 September, 2005, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France, p. 33.

15.  2006: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

      AC Losses in Coated Superconductors in Non-uniform Magnetic Field (poster presentation),

      CryoPrague 2006, Prague, Czech Republic,

      Abstract Booklet of CryoPrague 2006 (Multiconference), 17-21 July, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic, p. 467.

 16.  2006:V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, I. Vajda,

        Comparison of a Self-Limiting Transformer and a Transformer Type FCL with HTS Elements (poster presentation),

        Applied Superconductivity Conference, ASC’2006, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2006,

        Conference Program of ASC’2006, August 27-September 1, 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA, p. 192.

17.  2006: A. Gyore, I. Vajda, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, 

        Investigation of High Temperature Superconducting Self-Limiting Transformer with Bi-2212 Cylinder (poster presentation),

        Applied Superconductivity Conference, ASC’2006, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2006,

        Conference Program of ASC’2006, August 27-September 1, 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA, p. 154.

18. 2008: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, M. Spector, 

        Losses in Superconductors under Non-Sinusoidal Currents and Magnetic Fields, (poster presentation),

        Applied Superconductivity Conference, ASC’2008, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 

        Conference Program of ASC’2008, August 17-22, 2008, Chicago, Illinois, USA, p. 80.

19. 2009: G. Furman, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, 

        Quantum Coherence Dynamics of Spin Pairs in Many-Spin Cluster, (poster presentation),

        The 6th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France,

        Abstract Booklet of 6th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR, 13-17 September, 2009, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France, P37.

20. 2009: G. Furman, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, 

        Multiple Quantum NMR and Entanglement Dynamics in Dipolar Coupling Spin Systems, (poster presentation),

        The 6th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France,

        Abstract Booklet of 6th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR, 13-17 September, 2009, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France, P114.

21. 2010: V. Sokolovsky, I. Vajda, L. I. Chubraeva, V. Meerovich, 

        An Improved Design of an Inductive Fault Current Limiter based on a Superconducting Cylinder (oral presentation),

        International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (ICSM 2010), Antalya, Turkey, 2010,

        Abstract booklet of International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism, 25-30 April, 2010, Antalya, Turkey, p 709.

22. 2010: G. Furman, M. Spektor, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky,

        Losses in Coated Conductors under Non-sinusoidal Currents and Magnetic Fields, (poster presentation),

        International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (ICSM 2010), Antalya, Turkey, 2010,

        Abstract booklet of International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism, 25-30 April, 2010, Antalya, Turkey, p 776.

23. 2010: G. Furman, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, 

        Entanglement dynamics of spin systems in pure state (poster presentation)

        Joint EUROMAR 2010 and 17-th ISMAR Conference (WWMR2010), Florence, Italy, 2010,

        Abstract booklet of the Joint EUROMAR 2010 and 17-th ISMAR Conference, 4-9 July, 2010, Florence, Italy, p 435.

 

   Research projects:

1.     1992: Israeli Ministry of Science

V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, G. Jung, S. Goren,

 Inductive Current Limiting Devices with Superconducting Shields, 1992-95. 

2.   1994: Israeli Ministry of Science

V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, G. Jung, S. Goren, G. Shter, G. Grader,

Magnetic Shielding based on High-temperature Superconductors, 1994-96. 

3.   1996: Ministries of Science of Israel and Hungary (joint Israeli-Hungary researcher exchange program),

BGU: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, S. Goren; Hungary: I. Vajda, I. Kotsis, A. Szalay, S. Halasz,

Development of High-temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter, 1996-1998

4.   1997: G.I.F. Grant, (Germany-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research & Development),

BGU:  G. Jung, S. Goren, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky;  TAU:  G. Deutscher, A. Gerber, R. Mints;  RC Karlsruhe: 

P. Komarek, H. Wedemeyer,

Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (FCL), 1997-1999.

5.   1997: Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary, (joint Austria-Israeli-Hungary researcher exchange program),

BGU: V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich;  Hungary: I. Vajda, A. Szalay;  Austria: G. Gritzner

Development of Nonconventional Energy Converters and the Preparation of the Market Introduction Thereof,  1997-2000.

6.   1997: Grant from National Israeli Science Foundation (National Academy of Israel)

V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, S. Goren;

A Study of the Quenching Process in High-temperature Superconductors under Alternating Currents and Magnetic Fields, 1997-2000.

7.   1998: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT

M. Sinder, J. Pelleg, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

Induction Heating of Thin Conductor Film on Silicon Substrate, 1.1998-12.98.

8.   1999: Ministries of Science of Israel and Hungary (joint Israeli-Hungary researcher exchange program),

BGU: PI -V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich, Hungary: I. Vajda, A. Szalay,

Investigation of the Applicability of Superconducting Fault Current Limiters to Power Systems, 1999-2000

9.   2000: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT

S. Goren, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

AC Losses in HTSC Bearing Elements and Levitation Systems, 2000.

10. 2000: Ministry of National Infrastructure of Israel

P.I. V. Meerovich, Co-P. I. V. Sokolovsky, S. Goren

Development of Transformer Device with Superconducting Coil for Controlling Current and Energy Distribution in

Electric Power Network, 2000-2004.

11.  2001: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT

V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

Magnetic Characteristics of Granular Melt-Textured Bulk High-Temperature Superconductors, 2001

12. 2001: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT,

V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

Heating due to AC Losses in High-Temperature Superconductors, 2001.     

13. 2001: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT,

V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

AC Losses in HTS Bearing Elements and Levitation Systems, 2001-2002.

14. 2001: Ministry of National Infrastructure of Israel

Group of BGU: P.I. - S. Goren, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, M. Sinder, I. Peleg

MgB2 wires and thin films for electric devices, 2001-2004.

15.  2002: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT,

G. Furman, V. Sokolovsky, V. Meerovich,

Pure Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Device for Quantum Computing, 2002-2003.

16.  2003: United State-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

Group of BGU: G. Furman, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, S. Goren,

Collective Quantum Dynamics of Spin Clusters: New Type of Coherent Response Signal and its Application for Quantum Information Processing, 2003-2005.

17.  2003: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT,

P.I. – G. Furman, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky,

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Devices for Multi-Qubit Quntum Computing, 2003-2004.

18.  2004: European Committee 

PIs of BGU group – V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky,

Superconductivity in everyday life (SuperLife), 2004-2006.

19.  2005: Ministry of National Infrastructure of Israel

PIs of BGU group – V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky

Feasibility of Complex: Solar Power Plant-MgB2 based SMES in the Israeli Power System, 2005-2006.

20. 2007: EC project (FP6), sub-contract

P.Is of BGU group – V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky,

Multi-Functional Self-Limiting Superconducting Transformer, 2007-2009.

21. 2007: Ben-Gurion University-VaTaT,

P.I. – V. Sokolovsky,

Dynamics of the Magnetic Field Penetration into Superconducting Strips, 2007-2008.

22.   2008: Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, State of Israel; the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Russian Federation, (Russia-Israel Scientific Research Cooperation);

BGU: P.I. V. Sokolovsky, Saint-Petersburg Univ. Aerospace Instrumentation: PI. L. Chubraeva,

Modeling of Processes in Power Complex Containing Solar and Wind Stations and Superconducting Devices, 2008-2010.