B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering

National Academy of Science of Ukraine






March 25-28, 2024

Kharkiv, UKRAINE



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Dear colleagues!

with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the

IV International WORKSHOP on Point-Contact Spectroscopy (PCS-2024),

which will be held (online

WORKSHOP on "Point-Contact Spectroscopy (PCS-2024)"_Day 1

WORKSHOP on "Point-Contact Spectroscopy (PCS-2024)"_Day 2

WORKSHOP on "Point-Contact Spectroscopy (PCS-2024)"_Day 3

WORKSHOP on "Point-Contact Spectroscopy (PCS-2024)"_Day 4

at B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
on March 25-28, 2024 (Kharkiv, Ukraine).


the Workshop is devoted to the 50th anniversary of the invention of Point-Contact Spectroscopy method by  Prof. I. K. Yanson

The goal of PCS-2024 is to hold a scientific meeting on current issues of Point-Contact Spectroscopy, considering fundamental and applied aspects and focusing on research into new superconducting materials and nanoscale structures.

The scientific goal of the Workshop is to discuss the latest achievements in this field of science and identify promising areas that can provide access to new technologies.


The Workshop will address the traditional problems of PCS of electron-boson interaction in the actual and emergent compounds, the research of layered dichalcogenides, high-temperature, iron-based and topological superconductors by Point-Contact and  Andreev reflection spectroscopy, the  nonlinear  effects in the conductivity of ferromagnetic nanocontacts due to transfer of spin momentum, the quantum effects of electron transport in nanostructures and so on.


Conference Scope:

PC spectroscopy of quasiparticle excitations
Andreev reflection spectroscopy

thermal effects in microscopic constrictions
heavy-fermion phenomena
spin torque effects in magnetic PCs
Kondo-effect in metallic contacts

resistive switching in metallic contacts

electron transport in atomic size PCs



normal metals, alloys, intermetallic compounds

conventional and high-Tc superconductors

heavy fermions and mixed valence compounds

iron-based superconductors

van der Waals dichalcogenides

Dirac and Weyl  semimetals

topological materials and superconductors

Related topics:
scanning tunneling spectroscopy
quantum ballistic transport

single-atomic contacts


The Workshop language is English.


Forms of participation: oral (40+5 and 25+5 min)  presentations.


Book of the abstracts will be available before the Workshop at the beginning of March.


Besides, a special issue of the Journal "Fizyka Nyzkykh Temperatur", which is also translated/reprinted by AIP as "Low Temperature Physics" (LTP) with the selected articles of participants is planned to be published after the Workshop.

Papers must be prepared before the start of the Workshop and send to organizers.


Conference Venue: Ukraine, Kharkiv 61103, 47 Nauky Ave., B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of NAS of Ukraine.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact organizers.

We look forward to hearing from you and would be honored to have you as our guest!