Handbook of Superconductivity


  • Charles Poole, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, U.S.A.
  • Horacio Farach, Univ. South Carolina, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, USA
  • Richard Creswick, Univ. South Carolina, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, USA

The field of superconductivity has tremendous potential for growth and further development in industrial applications. The subject continues to occupy physicists, chemists, and engineers interested in both the phenomena itself and possible financially viable industrial devices utilizing the physical concepts. For the past five years, within the publications of the American Physical Society, for example, 40%-60% of all articles submitted to major journals in the area of Solid State Physics have been on the subject of superconductivity, including the newer, extremely important subfield of high temperature superconductivity (high Tc).The present volume is the first handbook to address this field. It covers both "classic" superconductivity-related topics and high Tc. Numerous properties, including thermal, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, phase diagrams, and spectroscopic crystallographic structures are presented for many types of superconductors. Critical fields, critical currents, coherence lengths, penetration depths, and transition temperatures are tabulated.
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Researchers and graduate students in physics and related fields like chemistry and engineering. Libraries will need it as a basic reference book.


Book information

  • Published: October 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-561460-3

Table of Contents

Introduction, Physical Constants and Conversion Factors. Properties of the Normal State. Superconducting State. Models and Theories. Supercondutor Types. R.E. Gladysheviskii and K. Cenzual, Crystal Structures of Classical Superconductors. Cuprates. R.E. Gladyshevskii and Ph. Galez, Crystal Structures of High-Tc Superconducting Cuprates. Characteristic Parameters. Thermal Properties. Electrical Properties. Magnetic Properties. Mechanical Properties. W. Wong-ng, Phase Diagrams of High TC Superconductors.