Mechanisms of Conventional and High Tc Superconductivity

Hardcover | October 1, 1990

byVladimir Z. Kresin, Hans Morawitz, Stuart A. Wolf

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Superconductivity has become one of the most intensely studied physical phenomena of our times, with tremendous potential to revolutionize fields as diverse as computing and transportation. This book describes the methods, established results, and recent advances in the field. The goal is topresent recently developed theoretical models in light of the long-sought aim of achieving the effect at very high temperatures. The book includes a detailed review of various mechanisms, including phononic, magnetic, and electronic models. The authors focus on the phenomenon of inducedsuperconductivity in the high-temperature oxides, particularly the high-transition-temperature cuprates. They also discuss a variety of low-temperature superconducting systems in conventional materials and organics. The book links the crucial experiments with the most current theories, offering aunified description of the phenomenon. All researchers (and graduate-level) students involved with work in superconductivity will find this an invaluable resource, including solid-state and condensed-matter physicists and chemists, and materials scientists.

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Superconductivity has become one of the most intensely studied physical phenomena of our times, with tremendous potential to revolutionize fields as diverse as computing and transportation. This book describes the methods, established results, and recent advances in the field. The goal is topresent recently developed theoretical model...

Vladimir Z. Kresin is at University of California, Berkeley. Hans Morawitz is at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.49 × 6.26 × 0.83 inPublished:October 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195056132

ISBN - 13:9780195056136

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Phonon Mechanism3. Experimental Methods4. Electronic Mechanisms5. Magnetic Mechanisms6. Induced Superconductivity7. High Tc Cuprates

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"The writing is clear and concise. There are plenty of figures in the description of experimental data. I recommend this book."--Superconductivity Review