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What is a supermaterial? A concise definition is by no means obvious, but a clue can be obtained from the topics discussed here..
In addition to superconductors, the reader will encounter magnetic effects of many kinds, including giant and even colossal ones, organic conductors, photoconductors, and even 400-year-old Japanese ceramics. Processing is a prominent pursuit in supermaterials research, especially but not exclusively of the superconductors. The papers on characterisation and theory break new ground, particularly in pursuit of new optoelectronic phenomena. The parade of new materials recently synthesised, often containing four or more elements, is surprising. But it is in it reporting of new applications that the book stands out: from circuits to sensors, supermaterials are making their impact on society.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.8 x 15.2mm | 317.52g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • 35 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 228 p. 35 illus.
  • 0792368096
  • 9780792368090

Table of contents

Preface. Electrical Properties of Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Devices with High Permittivity Gate Dielectric Layers; M. Houssa, et al. Phase-Field Modelling of Evolving Microstructures; G.J. Schmitz. Structure-Properties Relationships for Manganese Perovskites; B. Dabrowski, et al. Vibronic Phenomena at Localized-Itinerant and Mott-Hubbard Transitions; J.B. Goodenough, J.-S. Zhou. New Advanced Materials of La1.2(Sr1.8-xCax)Mn2O7 With Colossal Magnetoresistance; R.-S. Liu, et al. Influence of Microstructure and Magnetic State on Low Temperature Magnetoresistance Properties of Bulk La0.7-xGBP/YYGBPxCa0.3MnO3; F. Damay, et al. Tayloring the Properties of Layered Oxides: Toward High-Tc Nanoengineering; D. Pavuna. Hole Doping Effect on the Magnetic Electric and Thermoelectric Properties of La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7: (0.3 Earth, Me-Sn, Pb, Ga, and In); Z. Kletowski. Particular Aspects in NiMnSb Semi-Magnetic Alloy Related to the Growth Conditions: Review of Some Experimental Results; C. Grigorescu, et al. One of Possible Applications of High-Tc Superconductors; A.V. Nikulov. Order Parameter Symmetry and Low-Temperature Asymptotics for Mesoscopically Non Homogeneous Superconductors: Low-Temperature Asymptotics for Superconductors; A.M. Gabovich, A.I. Voitenko. Field Dependent Exponents of Superconducting Fluctuations; M. Ausloos, M. Pekala. List of Participants.
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