Superconductors

Hardcover | May 3, 2014

byA. V. Narlikar

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Superconductors is neither about basic aspects of superconductivity nor about its applications, but its mainstay is superconducting materials. Unusual and unconventional features of a large variety of novel superconductors are presented and their technological potential as practicalsuperconductors assessed. The book begins with an introduction to basic aspects of superconductivity. The presentation is readily accessible to readers from a diverse range of scientific and technical disciplines, such as metallurgy, materials science, materials engineering, electronic and deviceengineering, and chemistry. The derivation of mathematical formulas and equations has been kept to a minimum and, wherever necessary, short appendices with essential mathematics have been added at the end of the text. The book is not meant to serve as an encyclopaedia, describing each and every superconductor that exists, butfocuses on important milestones in their exciting development.

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Superconductors is neither about basic aspects of superconductivity nor about its applications, but its mainstay is superconducting materials. Unusual and unconventional features of a large variety of novel superconductors are presented and their technological potential as practicalsuperconductors assessed. The book begins with an intr...

A. V. Narlikar has been an active researcher in the field of superconductors for over 50 years. He received PhD and ScD degrees in this field from the University of Cambridge, UK. For 30 years Professor Narlikar headed the Superconductivity Division at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. He is presently a Senior Scientist and ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584117

ISBN - 13:9780199584116

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1. Onnes' discovery and hundred years of superconductors2. The superconducting state3. Superconducting transition and its basic phenomenology4. Thermodynamics and general properties5. Advent of type-II superconductors6. Critical current and flux pinning7. Superconductors in abundance8. Niobium-zirconium and niobium-titanium alloys9. A-15 superconductors10. Conductor development of A-15 superconductors11. Chevrel phase superconductors12. Rare-earth based ternary superconductors and quaternary borocarbides13. Heavy fermion superconductors14. Organic superconductors15. Superconducting magnesium diboride16. High temperature cuprate superconductors17. Thin film technology and conductor development of HTS cuprates18. Bulk HTS cuprates19. Ruthenates and ruthenocuprates20. Fe based superconductors21. Miscellaneous superconductors