Carbon-Based Superconductors: Towards High-Tc Superconductivity by Junji HaruyamaCarbon-Based Superconductors: Towards High-Tc Superconductivity by Junji Haruyama

Carbon-Based Superconductors: Towards High-Tc Superconductivity

EditorJunji Haruyama

Hardcover | December 16, 2014

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Superconductors (SCs) are attractive materials in all respects for any community. They provide a deep insight into the physical properties of the condensed matters and also have useful applications as ultra-low-power-dissipation systems that can help resolve the present energy problems. In particular, the recent advancement of carbon-based new superconductors (CNSCs) is significant. Before 2004, the superconducting transition temperature (Tc) of carbon-based SCs was below 1 K, except in fullerene clusters. However, in 2004, a Russian group discovered that diamond highly doped with boron could be an SC atTc = 4 K. The following year, a group from Cambridge found that calcium-intercalated graphite could be an SC withTc = 11.5 K. In 2006 and 2008, the editor's group from Japan also discovered that carbon nanotubes could be SCs atTc = 12 K. Since then, research on CNSCs has increased notably.

A small mass of carbon can produce high phonon frequency and high Debye temperature. Combining these with other specified properties of CNSCs (such as one-dimensional electronic states) is highly expected to open doors to high-Tc superconductivity like those of CuO2- and Fe-based SCs, which were the only SCs to showTc > 40 K in the past. CNSCs, such as diamond, graphite, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and others, are a very attractive field of research, and this book is the first to describe their basic physics and the recent advances toward highTc in this field.

Junji Haruyamais professor of materials science at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan. He graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985, after which he joined NEC Corporation, Japan. He received his PhD in physics from Waseda University in 1996. During 1995'1997, he worked with the Universi...
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Title:Carbon-Based Superconductors: Towards High-Tc SuperconductivityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 19.41 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:December 16, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814303305

ISBN - 13:9789814303309

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Table of Contents

Introduction of Condensed Matter Physics; Spin-state Crossover; Li Ion Battery; Huge Thermoelectric Power; Room-temperature Ferromagnetism; Partially Disordered Antiferromagnetic Transition; Superconductivity; Transport Properties Combined with Charge, Spin, and Orbital; Magnetoresistance and Spin Blocade; Intrinsic Inhomogeneity; Move/diffuse and Charge/discharge Effect.