Mechanisms of Conventional and High Tc Superconductivity

Mechanisms of Conventional and High Tc Superconductivity

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Superconductivity has become one of the most intensely studied physical phenomena of our times, with tremendous potential to revolutionize fields as diverse as computing and transportation. This book describes the methods, established results, and recent advances in the field. The goal is to present recently developed theoretical models in light of the long-sought aim of achieving the effect at very high temperatures. The book includes a detailed review of various mechanisms, including phononic, magnetic, and electronic models. The authors focus on the phenomenon of induced superconductivity in the high-temperature oxides, particularly the high-transition-temperature cuprates. They also discuss a variety of low-temperature superconducting systems in conventional materials and organics. The book links the crucial experiments with the most current theories, offering a unified description of the phenomenon. All researchers (and graduate-level) students involved with work in superconductivity will find this an invaluable resource, including solid-state and condensed-matter physicists and chemists, and materials scientists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures
  • 0195056132
  • 9780195056136

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Phonon Mechanism ; 2. Experimental Methods ; 3. Electronic Mechanisms ; 4. Magnetic Mechanisms ; 5. Induced Superconductivity ; 6. High Tc Cuprates
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Review quote

a valuable desk reference ... The writing is clear and concise. There are plenty of figures in the description of experimental data. I recommend this book. * P. Kumar, Superconductivity Review 1994, Vol. 1 *
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