Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths: High Temperature Rare Earths Superconductors…

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byGschneidner, K.A., K.a. Gschneidner

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This volume of the Handbook is the first of a two-volume set of reviews devoted to the rare-earth-based high-temperature oxide superconductors (commonly known as hiT C superconductors). The history of hiT C superconductors is a few months short of being 14 years old when Bednorz and Müller published their results which showed that (La,BA) 2 CuO 4 had a superconducting transition of ~30 K, which was about 7K higher than any other known superconducting material. Within a year the upper temperature limit was raised to nearly 100K with the discovery of an ~90K superconducting transition in YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 - &dgr; . The announcement of a superconductor with a transition temperature higher than the boiling point of liquid nitrogen set-off a frenzy of research on trying to find other oxide hiT C superconductors. Within a few months the maximum superconducting transition reached 110 K (Bi 2 Sr 2 Ca 2 Cu 3 0 10 , and then 122K (TlBa 2 Ca 3 Cu 4 O 11 . It took several years to push T C up another 11 K to 133 K with the discovery of superconductivity in HgBa 2 Ca 2 Cu 3 O 8 , which is still the record holder today.

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This volume of the Handbook is the first of a two-volume set of reviews devoted to the rare-earth-based high-temperature oxide superconductors (commonly known as hiT C superconductors). The history of hiT C superconductors is a few months short of being 14 years old when Bednorz and Müller published their results which showed that...

Format:OtherDimensions:656 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 2000Publisher:North HollandLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080544371

ISBN - 13:9780080544373

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Contents. Hightemperature superconductivity in layered cuprates: overview (B. Maple). Crystal chemistry of superconducting rare-earths cuprates (B. Raveau, C. Michel, M. Hervieu). Single-crystal growth for science and technology (Y. Shiohara, E.A. Goodilin). Phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties (P. Karen, A. Kjekshus). Electron paramagnetic resonance in cuprate superconductors and in parent compounds (B. Elschner, A. Loidl). Positron annihilation in high-temperature superconductors (A. Manuel). RBa2Cu3O7compounds: Electronic theory and physical properties (W.E. Pickett, I.I. Mazin). Electronic 4f state splittings in cuprates (U. Staub, L. Soderholm). Author index. Subject index.