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Superconductivity, Third Edition is an encyclopedic treatment of all aspects of the subject, from classic materials to fullerenes. Emphasis is on balanced coverage, with a comprehensive reference list and significant graphics from all areas of the published literature. Widely used theoretical approaches are explained in detail. Topics of special interest include high temperature superconductors, spectroscopy, critical states, transport properties, and tunneling. This book covers the whole field of superconductivity from both the theoretical and the experimental point of view. This third edition features extensive revisions throughout, and new chapters on second critical field and iron based superconductors.
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  • Hardback | 870 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 55.88mm | 1,224.69g
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0124095097
  • 9780124095090
  • 2,170,976

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1. Properties of the Normal State Chapter 2. Phenomenon of Superconductivity Chapter 3. Classical Superconductors Chapter 4. Thermodynamic Properties Chapter 5. Magnetic Properties Chapter 6. Ginzburg-Landau Theory Chapter 7. BCS Theory Chapter 8. Cuprate Crystallographic Structures Chapter 9. Unconventional Superconductors Chapter 10. Hubbard Models and Band Structure Chapter 11. Type I Superconductors and the Intermediate State Chapter 12. Type II Superconductivity Chapter 13. Irreversible Properties Chapter 14. Magnetic Penetration Depth Chapter 15. Energy Gap and Tunneling Chapter 16. Transport Properties Chapter 17. Spectroscopic Properties
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Praise for the previous edition: Poole, Farach, and Creswick (PFC) have written a very complete book on superconductivity; they cover a broad spectrum of the properties of conventional metallic and intermetallic superconductors, cuprate superconductors, and fullerenes. --Kara Beauchamp in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
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About Charles P. Poole

Charles P. Poole, Jr., professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of South Carolina, Fellow of the American Physical Society and the EPR/ESR Society, Editor of Handbook of Superconductivity and Encyclopedic Dictionary of Condensed Matter Physics. He passed away in 2015. Dr. Farach has received international, national, and university awards. He is a member of the Academy of Science of Argentina and a Fellow of the American Society. My research is in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics, especially the foundations of statistical physics. I have published extensively in the area of critical phenomena and phase transitions, including the text "Introduction to Renormalization Group Methods in Physics" with my co-authors Horacio Farach and Charles Poole. My most recent interests focus on numerical simulation of the mixed state in type-I superconductors, the analytical properties of the partition function, and the origins irreversibility. Ruslan Prozorov is an experimentalist working in the field of superconductivity for about 20 years. He published more than eighty papers in peer-reviewed journals. His work has led to some important contributions, such as clarification of the mechanisms of superconductors in electron-doped cuprates and development of techniques for mapping magnetic and electric fields in superconductor interior.
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