Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | June 28, 2009

byStephen J. Blundell

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Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious and counter-intuitive phenomena, this Very Short Introduction explains in accessible terms the theories that have beendeveloped, and how they have influenced other areas of science, including the Higgs boson of particle physics and ideas about the early Universe. It is an engaging and informative account of a fascinating scientific detective story, and an intelligible insight into some deep and beautiful ideas ofphysics.

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Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious and counter-intuitive phenomena, this Very Short Introduction explains in accessible terms the theories that have beendeveloped, and how they have influenced other area...

Stephen Blundell did his undergraduate degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics at Peterhouse, Cambridge and his Ph. D. in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge. He moved to the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford to take up an SERC research fellowship, followed by a Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College, where he began research in...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.02 inPublished:June 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019954090X

ISBN - 13:9780199540907

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Table of Contents

1. What is superconductivity?2. The discovery of superconductivity3. Expulsion4. Pairing Up5. Vortices and symmetry breaking6. The Woodstock of physics7. What have superconductors ever done for us?Further Reading