Dr. Ilya Soshnikov
Research
Vortex Phase Diagram, Superconducting Properties of nanolayers and nanorings
Publications
Uncorrelated behavior of fluxoids in superconducting double networks
I. Sochnikov, I. Božović, A. Shaulov and Y. Yeshurun
Phys. Rev. B 84, 094530 (2011).
I. Sochnikov, Y. Shokef, A. Shaulov, and Y. Yeshurun
Phys. Rev. B 84, 024513 (2011).
Oscillatory magnetoresistance in nanopatterned superconducting La_{1.84}Sr_{0.16}C_{u}O_{4} films
I. Sochnikov, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun, G. Logvenov, and I.Božović
Phys. Rev. B 82, 094513 (2010)
Large oscillations of the magnetoresistance in nanopatterned hightemperature superconducting films
I. Sochnikov, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun, Gennady Logvenov and Ivan Bozˇovic´
Nature Nanotechnology 5, 516 (2010)
Vortex phase transitions in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+x} probed by nonlinear AC magnetic response
I Sochnikov, A Shaulov, T Tamegai and Y Yeshurun
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 150 052244 (2009)
Oscillatory magnetic relaxation in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+δ}
D. Barness, I. Sochnikov, B.Kalisky, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun
Physica C 468, 280 (2008)
Investigation of the vortex orderdisorder phase transition line in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+d} using AC techniques
I. Sochnikov, A. Shaulov, and Y. Yeshurun
J. Appl. Phys. 103, 07C705 (2008)
IV Curves of BSCCO Tape Carrying DC Current Exposed to Perpendicular and Parallel AC Fields
A. Friedman, Y. Wolfus, F. Kopansky, I. Soshnikov, V. Roitberg, S. Asulay, B. Kalisky, and Y. Yeshurun
IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., 15, No. 2 (2005)
CV
Ilya Sochnikov
Email: ilya.sochnikov@gmail.com
Experience
2011 
Stanford University 
Postdoctoral fellow, Physics 
200411 
BarIlan University 
Teaching assistant 
2007&10 
Brookhaven National Laboratory 
Visiting researcher 
Education
2011 
Ph. D., Physics, BarIlan University 
2006 
M. Sc., Physics, BarIlan University 
2004 
B. Sc. (magna cum laude), Physics & Computer Sciences, BarIlan University 
Fields of interest & expertise
Solid state physics
Electronic nanodevices
Nanofabrication
Superconductors, Magnetic materials, Topological Insulators
Magnetic sensing (SQUIDs, Hall sensors)
Cryogenic Scanning Microscopy (SQUID & MFM)
Numerical simulations (Matlab, Mathcad, C, C++)
Outline of the current and past research activities
 Postdoctoral research: currently involved in imaging and modeling of magnetic materials and nanostructures, mainly superconductors and topological insulators.
 Graduate research: designed, fabricated & characterized nanoscale superconducting networks, developed theoretical model & performed numerical simulations of the network.
 Other graduate research projects: fabricated and tested a large array of Hall sensors of few microns size based on GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures.
 Master's research: Investigated phase transitions in high temperature superconductors, using various magnetometry techniques.
 Undergraduate research: was involved in development of industrial applications based on superconductors.
Publications 
Theory & Modeling 
[1] I. Sochnikov, Y. Shokef, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun, Singleloop like energy oscillations and staircase vortex occupation in superconducting double networks, in print, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.00.004500, Physical Review B (2011). 
[2] I. Sochnikov, Y. Shokef, A. Shaulov and Y. Yeshurun, Dichotomic fluxoid quantization effects in a superconducting double network, submitted, Journal of Physics (2011). 
Experiment 
[3] I. Sochnikov, Y. Shokef, G. Logvenov, I. Božović, A. Shaulov, and Y. Yeshurun, Fluxoid quantization effects in highTc superconducting double networks, submitted, invited paper, Journal of Physics (2011). 
[4] I. Sochnikov, I. Bozovic, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun, Uncorrelated behavior of fluxoids submitted, Physical Review B (2011). 
[5] I. Sochnikov, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun, G. Logvenov and I. Bozovic, Large oscillations of the magnetoresistance in nanopatterned hightemperature superconducting films, Nature Nanotechnology 5, 516  519 (2010). 
[6] I. Sochnikov, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun, G. Logvenov and I. Bozovic, Oscillatory magnetoresistance in nanopatterned superconducting La_{1.84}Sr_{0.16}CuO_{4} films, Physical Review B 82, 094513 (2010). 
[7] I Sochnikov, A Shaulov, T. Tamegai and Y Yeshurun, Vortex phase transitions in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+x} probed by nonlinear AC magnetic response, Journal of Physics 150 052244 (2009). 
[8] I. Sochnikov, A. Shaulov, and Y. Yeshurun, Investigation of the vortex orderdisorder phase transition line in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+d} using AC techniques, Journal of Applied Physics 103, 07C705 (2008). 
[9] D. Barness, I. Sochnikov, B.Kalisky, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun, Oscillatory magnetic relaxation in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+δ}, Physica C 468, 280 (2008). 
[10] A. Friedman, Y. Wolfus, F. Kopansky, I. Soshnikov, V. Roitberg, S. Asulay, B. Kalisky, and Y. Yeshurun, IV Curves of BSCCO Tape Carrying DC Current Exposed to Perpendicular and Parallel AC Fields IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 15, No. 2 (2005). 
Awards
200911 
Distinguished Eshkol fellowship, Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology 
2010 
Best Poster award, NanoIsrael conference 
2010 
Excellence in research award, Department of Physics, BarIlan University 
200809 
Excellence award, Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, BarIlan University 
2007 
David Barkovski award for achievements in study, Faculty of Exact sciences, BarIlan Un. 
2006 
Salim Benin award, Faculty of Exact Sciences, BarIlan University, Jewish Agency 
2004 
Haim BenNoah fund award, Ministry of Justice, Israel 
2004 
Rachel and Reuben Jacobs award, Faculty of Exact Sciences, BarIlan University 
2004 
Municipality of RamatGan, City Mayor award 
2003 
Excellence award, Department of Physics, BarIlan University 
Presentations & talks 

2012 
"Stability of halfquantum vortices in superconducting networks", contributed talk, March Meeting, Boston 
2011 
"Singleloop like energy oscillations and staircase vortex occupation in superconducting double networks", invited poster, Vortex Matter 2011 workshop, Chicago, USA 
2011 
“Large oscillations ...”, seminar, Ort Braude College, Karmiel, Israel 
2011 
“Large oscillations ...”, seminar, MIT, Boston, USA 
2011 
Large oscillations of the magnetoresistance in nanopatterned hightemperature superconducting films”, contributed talk, at the March Meeting, APS, Dallas, USA 
2010 
“Large oscillations of the magnetoresistance in nanopatterned hightemperature superconducting films”, invited talk, The sixth International conf. on Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation of Materials Technologies, Israel 
2010 
“Large oscillations ...”, seminar, Brookhaven National Labaratory, USA 
2010 
“Large oscillations ...”, seminar, Harvard University, USA 
2010 
“Large oscillations ...”, contributed talk, Annual Israeli Physics Society Meeting 
2010 
“Oscillatory magnetoresistance in nanopatterned superconducting La_{1.84}Sr_{0.16}CuO_{4} films”, poster (best poster award), NanoIsrael conf. 
2010 
“Large oscillations ...”, poster presentation, Nanostructure Fabrication, Gordon Research Conference, Tilton, New Hampshire, USA. 
2010 
“Large oscillations ...”, Hagoshrim internal conf., oral presentation, Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, BarIlan University, Israel. 
2010 
“Large oscillations ...”, poster presentation at Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute winter school, Dead Sea, Israel. 
2008 
“Vortex phase transitions in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+x} probed by nonlinear AC magnetic response”, poster presentation at Low Temperature Physics conf. (LT25), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
2007 
“Investigation of the vortex orderdisorder phase transition line in Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+x} using ac techniques”, oral presentation at 52nd Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Tampa, USA. 
2005 
“Investigation of the vortex phase diagram of Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8+x} using ac techniques”, poster presentation at Israel Physics Society conference, Jerusalem. 
Thesis
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