Sam Rogers

Sam Rogers

Sam Rogers
Graduate Research Assistant

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Educational Information:

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Occidental College , May 2012
Los Angeles, Ca
ACS Certified Degree in Chemistry


Sam’s research is focused on the electromechanical properties of (RE)BCO superconductors, trying to determine the link between manufacturing processes and fatigue life of conductors.

Detailed Information:

(RE)Ba2Cu3O7-x conductors feature high Jc  and mechanical strength.  Because of these properties, it is a perfect choice for use in next generation high-field magnet applications.  When in operation, these magnets will see extreme Lorentz forces and thermal stresses.  In order to determine the lifespan of these conductors, detailed fatigue information must be known.  Sam is working to conduct an in-depth fatigue study on the commercially available HTS tapes.


SEM, TEM, Superconductor Magnet, High Current Power Supply, Cryostat


  1. S. Rogers, W.K Chan, J. Schwartz (2016) Effects of Room-Temperature Tensile Fatigue on Critical Current and n-value of IBAD-MOCVD YBa2Cu3O7-x/Hastelloy Coated Conductor Superconducting Science and Technology
  2. S. Rogers, W.K Chan, J. Schwartz (2016) Electromechanical Properties Under Tensile Fatigue of GdBa2Cu3O7-x/Stainless-Steel Coated Conductor Grown via Reactive Co-evaporation Superconducting Science and Technology (In Preparation)
  3. Ishmael, S. A., Rogers, S., Hunte, F., Naderi, G., Roach, C., Straka, W., & Schwartz, J. (2015). Current Density and Quench Behavior of MgB 2/Ga Composite WiresApplied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on25(6), 1-8.

In his free time, Sam enjoys golfing and hiking.