Petre Badica, PhD
Principal Researcher 1-st degree
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1992: MSc in Material Science and Engineering from University ‘’Politehnica’’ Bucharest, Romania

1996: PhD awarded from National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine



1992-1993 Institute for Metallurgical Research, Bucharest, Romania

1996-prezent National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania (current position: Senior Scientist 1, equivalent to Professor)


Visiting, Research stages, Fellowships

1993-1996, PhD fellowship of the Romania-Ukraine Partnership Program

1997, 1998, Visiting Scholar -short stages of research at IUCN, Dubna, Russia

1999 (3 month), Visiting Scholar at University of California, Davis, Dept. of Chem Eng. & Materials Science, USA

2000-2002 STA/JSPS fellowship at Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI) of the National Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan

2002-2003 Special Researcher-NIMS fellow at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan

2003-2005 Research Associate (visiting Assistant Professor) at Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Lab. of Environmental Materials Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

2004-2006 Guest Researcher at NeRI of AIST, Lab. of Advanced Thin Films, Tsukuba, Japan

2005-2007 NEDO Researcher – fellow at High Field Lab. for Superconducting Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

2008-2010 Alexander von Humboldt fellow at Mainz University, Mainz, Germany



- Among the authors of the Prize for Best Poster at ASMM2D, 2001, Mangalore, India

-Several articles were selected for republication or to be presented on the cover of the journal

- Selected and included in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Asia (editions 2006-2008).


Field of Interest and Research activity

-Synthesis, growth, processing, characterization and applied physics of superconducting and advanced materials: bulks, crystals, whiskers, films, tapes, wires, nano-powders, nano-objects; Growth and effects of nano-dots and nano-precipitates in superconductors; Additions, anomalies, critical currents; Processing – microstructure - properties relationship; Search, synthesis and characterization of new superconductors; Processing under extreme conditions: high pressure, electrical field, magnetic field, other.

- Published about 101 ISI-articles, 26 non-ISI articles; Author/co-author to more than 150 presentations at conferences from which about 14 invited.



Member of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Cryogenic Soc. of Japan, American Chemical Society, European Society of Applied Superconductivity

‘Expert’ (reviewer of the national research projects) of The National University Research Council, CNCSIS (Romanian Government);

-Referee for ISI journals (e.g. Supercond. Sci. Technol, Physica B, Crystal Gr & Design, J. Phys Soc. Jpn, J. Mater Res, Solid State Sciences, Nanotechnology, J. Phys: Conf  Series, IEEE Trans Appl. Supercond, other)

-Among organizers of international annual conferences ICCE (2004-2008) and IUMRS-ICA (2008).


Selected publications

P. Badica, G. Aldica, S. Mandache, One step synthesis of Bi(Pb)-2223 phase in Bi(Pb)-Sr(Ba)-Ca-Cu freeze dried nitrate powder, Supercond. Sci. Technol., 12(3), (1999), 162-167.

 P. Badica, G. Aldica, J.R. Groza, M.-C. Bunescu, S. Mandache, Reactive-field-assisted-sintering on freeze dried powders in BSCCO   system, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 15 (2002) 32-42.

 A. Crisan, P. Badica, S. Fujiwara, J.C. Nie, A. Sundaresan, Y. Tanaka and H. Ihara, Strong reduction of thermally activated flux jumps probability in superconducting thin films by nanodots induced pinning centers, Appl. Phys Lett. 80(19) (2002) 3566-3568.

 P. Badica, A. Sundaresan, A. Crisan, J.C. Nie, M. Hirai, S. Fujiwara, H. Kito, H. Ihara, TlBa2Ca2Cu3Oy superconducting films on MgO with different morphologies, Physica C 383(4), (2002) 482-490.

 P. Badica, A. Iyo, A. Crisan, Y. Ishiura, A. Sundaresan and H. Ihara, (Cu,Tl)Ba2Ca3Cu4Ox compositions: part I: The influence of synthesis time and temperature on phase formation and evaporation-condensation mechanism, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 15 (2002) 964-974.

 P. Badica, A. Iyo, G. Aldica, H. Kito, A. Crisan and Y. Tanaka, (Cu,C)Ba2Ca3Cu4Ox-(LiF)y: addition of LiF- an effective way to synthesize overdoped superconductor,  Supercond. Sci. Technol. 17(3) (2004) 430-437.

 P. Badica, K. Togano, S. Awaji, K. Watanabe, A. Iyo, H. Kumakura, Application of elevated magnetic fields during growth of BiSrCaCuO superconducting whiskers and studies of growth defects for better understanding of the growth mechanism, J. Cryst. Growth, 269, (2004) 518-534.

 P. Badica and K. Togano, Growth of superconducting and non-superconducting whiskers in the BSCCO system, J. Mater. Research, 20(12), (2005) 3358-3367.

 P. Badica, K. Togano, S Awaji, K. Watanabe and H. Kumakura, Review on Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O whiskers, Supercond. Sci Technol. 19, (2006) R81-R99.

 P. Badica, T. Kondo, T. Kudo, Y. Nakamori, S. Orimo and K. Togano, Magnetization measurements on Li2Pd3B superconductor, Appl. Phys. Lett., 85(19), (2004) 4433-4435.

 K. Togano, P. Badica, Y. Nakamori, S. Orimo, H. Takeya and K. Hirata, Superconductivity in metal rich Li-Pd-B ternary boride, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, (2004) 247004.

 P. Badica, T. Kondo and K. Togano, Superconductivity in new pseudo-binary Li2B(Pd1-xPtx)3 (x=0-1) boride system, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 74(3), (2005), 1014-1019.

 H.Q. Yuan, D.F. Agterberg, N. Hayashi, P. Badica, D. Vandervelde, K. Togano, M. Sigrist and M.B. Salamon, “S-triplet” order in superconductors without inversion symmetry: Li2Pd3B and Li2Pt3B, Phys. Rev. Lett., 97, (2006) 017006.

 Mauro M. Doria, S. Salem-Sugui Jr., P. Badica and K. Togano, Landau and Ott scaling for the kinetic energy density in the low-Tc conventional superconductors Li2Pd3B and Nb, Phys. Rev. B, 73, (2006) 184524.

 K.  Endo, P.  Badica, H.  Sato and H. Akoh, Growth of high quality precipitate-free thin films suitable for electronics devices: a new concept for substrates, Advanced  Materials 16(21), (2004) 1894-1897.

 K.  Endo, P.  Badica, H.  Sato and H. Akoh, New growth approach of high-quality oxide thin films for future device applications: independent control of supersaturation and migration, Supercond. Sci. Technol., 19, (2006) S221-S225.

 K. Endo, P. Badica, (119) Bi-2223 thin films grown by MOCVD on (100) NdGaO3 and (110) SrTiO3, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 4811, (2002) 130-139.

 P. Badica, T. Kondo and K. Togano, Critical current density and magnetic field irreversibility of Na0.35CoO2.1.3H2O superconductor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84(4) (2004) 559-561.

 T. Sasaki, P. Badica, N. Yoneyama, K. Yamada, K. Togano, N. Kobayashi, Superconducting properties under magnetic field in Na0.35CoO2.1.3H2O single crystal, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 73 (5), (2004) 1131-1134.

 T. Shimojima, K. Ishizaka, S. Tsuda, T. Kiss, T. Yokoya, A. Chainani, S. Shin, P. Badica, K. Yamada, K. Togano, Angle-resolved photoemission study of cobalt oxide superconductor NaxCoO2.yH2O: Observation of the Fermi surface, Phys. Rev. Lett., 97, (2006) 267003.

 J.-P. Rueff, M. Calandra, M. d’Astuto, Ph. Leininger, A. Shukla, A. Bosak, M. Krisch, H. Ishii, Y. Cai, P. Badica, T. Sasaki, K. Yamada and K. Togano, Phonon softening in NaxCoO2.yH2O: Implications for the Fermi surface topology and the superconducting state, Phys. Rev. B, 74, (2006) 020504(R).

 P. Badica, S. Awaji, H. Oguro, G. Nishijima and K. Watanabe, Relationship between architecture, filament breakage and critical current decay in Nb3Sn composite wires repeatedly in-plane bent at room temperature, Supercond. Sci. Technol., 19, (2006) 323-332.

P. Badica, H. Oguro, S. Awaji, G. Nishijima and K. Watanabe, Maximization of the critical current of the Nb3Sn wires through complex mechanical treatments at room temperature, Supercond. Sci Technol. 20, (2007) 810-813.

 P. Badica, H. Oguro, S. Awaji, G. Nishijima, K. Watanabe, Mechanical treatments at room temperature of Nb3Sn practical wires: pre-torsion for wires with a different architecture, J. Phys: Conf Series, 97, (2008) 012036.

H. Oguro, S. Awaji, G. Nishijima, P. Badica, K. Watanabe, Room and low temperature direct three-dimensional-strain measurements by neutron diffraction on as-reacted and prebent CuNb/Nb3Sn wire, J. Appl. Phys.,101, (2007), 103913.

P. Badica, G. Aldica, A Iyo, I. Bradea, J. Jaklovszky, Ba:Zr=1:1 freeze-dried and conventional chloride powders: synthesis of BaZrO3 and phase formation, Mater. Lett. 58 (2004) 250-256.

P. Badica, Preparation through vapor transport and growth mechanism of the first order hierarchical structures of MoO3 belts on sillimanite fibers, Crystal Growth & Design, 7(4), (2007), 794-801.

K. Endo, P. Badica, Preparation by MOCVD and characterization of (001) SmBa2Cu3Oy thin films, Physica C 386 (2003) 323-326.

K. Endo, P. Badica, Preparation of stacked structures based on HTS by MOCVD: growth problems of c-axis and non c-axis BiSrCaCuO/Bi4Ti3O12 heterostructures, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., 15(2), (2005), 3066-3069.

K. Endo and P. Badica, Growth of stacked heterostructures of SIS type with S=YBCO or BSCCO and I=(Ba, Ca)CuO2  or (Sr, Ca)CuO2, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 20 (2007) S430-S436.

P. Badica, K. Togano, S. Awaji and K. Watanabe, Growth of superconducting MgB2 films by pulsed-laser-deposition using a Nd-YAG laser, Supercond. Sci. Technol., 19, (2006) 242-246.

O. Vasylkiv, H. Borodianska, P. Badica, Y. Zhen, A. Tok, Nanoblast synthesis and consolidation of La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.9Mg0.1O3-Ce under SPS conditions, J. Nanosci.  Nanotechnol. accepted.