Handbook of Superconducting Materials

Handbook of Superconducting Materials

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With the advent of high temperature superconductivity and the increasing reliability of fabrication techniques, superconductor technology has moved firmly into the mainstream of academic and industrial research. There is a wealth of information on the subject but until now there has been no single source of practical information required by people working in the field. The Handbook of Superconducting Materials fills that gap by providing sensible advice and guidance on best-practice and reliable, proven fabrication and characterization techniques. It is a definitive collection of material for researchers and graduate students in materials science and electrical engineering, and practicing engineers involved in the manufacture and processing of superconducting materials.

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to the techniques used to fabricate, characterize, and measure superconducting materials. Over 100 articles have been provided by more than 150 contributors, all of whom are leading researchers in their field. International editorial and advisory boards have ensured that the coverage of the handbook is unrivalled and the content is of the highest quality. Articles are written at a level suitable for graduate students as well as experienced researchers. It has been carefully edited to ensure that all the contributions are well integrated and extensive cross referencing helps the reader to navigate through the book.

The handbook is an essential purchase whichever part of the field you work in and whether you are at your bench top or desk it will become a central point of reference you will not want to be without.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 310 pages
  • 216 x 314 x 130mm | 5,379.67g
  • Institute of Physics Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0750308982
  • 9780750308984

Table of contents


Fundamentals of Superconductivity
Introduction to superconductivity and superconducting materials
Characteristic properties
Elementary theory
Critical currents of type II superconductors

Introduction to processing methods
Bulk materials
Wires and tapes
Thick and thin films
Superconductor contacts

High Temperature Superconductors
Mercury superconductors
Magnesium diboride


Characterization Techniques
Measurement and interpretation of electromagnetic properties
Measurement of physical properties

High current applications
Trapped flux devices
High frequency devices
Josephson junction devices
Other devices

Introduction to Refrigeration Methods

Emerging Materials
Chevrel phases
Unconventional superconductivity in heavy fermion and ruthenate superconductors
Organic superconductors
Fullerene superconductors
Future high Tc superconductors

Manufacturer and supplier directory
Hazards: environment and safety
Teach yourself phase diagrams
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