After the Breakthrough: The Emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity as a Research Field by Helga NowotnyAfter the Breakthrough: The Emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity as a Research Field by Helga Nowotny

After the Breakthrough: The Emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity as a Research Field

byHelga Nowotny, Ulrike Felt

Paperback | August 22, 2002

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The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity was hailed as a major scientific breakthrough, inducing an unprecedented wave of excitement and expectation among the scientific community and in the international press. This book sets this research breakthrough in context, and reconstructs the history of the discovery. The authors analyze the emergence of this new research field and the way its development was shaped by scientists and science policy makers. They also examine the various institutional and national settings in which the research was undertaken as well as considering the scientific backgrounds and motivations of researchers who entered the field following the original discovery.
Title:After the Breakthrough: The Emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity as a Research FieldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.47 inPublished:August 22, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521524792

ISBN - 13:9780521524797

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the emergence of a new research field; 2. The context of the discovery; 3. Reconfiguring actors and knowledge: the organization of a new research field; 4. Academic research, science policy, and the industrial connection: setting up national high-temperature superconductivity programs; 5. Science and the media: newspapers and their 'HTS story'; 6. The innovation machinery of science: the case of HTS; Bibliography.

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