Layered Superconductors: Volume 1

Hardcover | January 22, 2012

byRichard A. Klemm

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Since the discovery by the author and collaborators of superconductivity in the first truly layered compound, TaS2(pyridine)1/2, there have been many types of layered superconductors. These include the graphite intercalation compounds, the transition metal dichalcogenides, the intercalatedtransition metal dichalcogenides, the organic layered superconductors, the high-temperature cuprates, the various types of artificial multilayers, strontium ruthenate, magnesium diboride, the ternary intermetallics, the quaternary intermetallics or borocarbides, the iron pnictides and oxypnictides,the iron chalcogenides, and the intercalated metal nitride halides. In the development of this huge field, an underlying theme has always been to try to develop a room-temperature superconductor. Since most of the superconductors with the highest transition temperatures are layered, this bookcompares and contrasts the wide variety of materials and their properties. It should serve as a guide for young experimentalists hoping to make a room-temperature superconductor.In addition, the book presents the three classes of phenomenological theoretical descriptions of layered superconductors: the anisotropic London model, the anisotropic Ginzburg-Landau model, and the Lawrence-Doniach model specifically developed to treat layered superconductors. Calculations usingthese models for the upper and lower critical fields are presented in detail, accessible to graduate students wanting to learn the basics of widely-used theoretical descriptions.

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Since the discovery by the author and collaborators of superconductivity in the first truly layered compound, TaS2(pyridine)1/2, there have been many types of layered superconductors. These include the graphite intercalation compounds, the transition metal dichalcogenides, the intercalatedtransition metal dichalcogenides, the organic ...

Richard Klemm, with collaborators, discovered layered superconductors while working as a research technician at Synvar Research Institute in Palo Alto. He went on to write his doctoral thesis on the subject, and has since had a distinguished career working in various fields within condensed matter physics, with visiting professorships ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:555 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:January 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199593310

ISBN - 13:9780199593316

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Layered Superconducting Materials3. Fermi Surfaces4. Normal State Properties5. Relevant Lengths6. Phenomenological Models7. Upper Critical Field8. Lower Critical Field

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"Richard A. Klemm, an expert in the field, has written a comprehensive two-volume book devoted to the physical properties of layered superconductors. In Volume 1, having introduced the crystal structures, Fermi surfaces and the normal state properties of a variety of compounds , he turns,within phenomenological models, to fundamental superconducting quantities like magnetic penetration depth, coherence length and critical fields. "Layered superconductors" is an important textbook both for graduate students and professionals working in the field of superconductivity." --Reinhold Kleiner, University of Tubingen, Germany