Applied superconductivity

Applied superconductivity

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: Vernon Newhouse
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151290

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Applied Superconductivity, Volume 1 serves as a reference material to existing superconductivity techniques and a guide to future research. This book deals with electronic application, as well as radiation detection in superconducting films. Organized into five chapters, this volume begins with an overview of superconductivity, particularly the superconducting elements that exhibit an intrinsic quantum electronic behavior. This book then discusses the critical values of the parameters of all superconductive materials, which include the magnetic field, current density, and temperature. Other chapters examine the dynamic and static characteristics of several bolometers. This text also compares the sensitivity of the nonthermal current mode with other wavelength detectors. The final chapter explores the practical thermodynamics of refrigeration and low-temperature refrigeration techniques. This book is intended for those seeking to enrich their background in the physics of superconductivity. Students and researchers in any branch of physics and engineering will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume II

    1. Josephson Weak-Link Devices

    I. Introduction

    II. Quantum Electronics of Weak-Link Devices

    III. Device Characterization

    IV. Device Construction

    V. Applications

    VI. A Survey of Recent Developments


    Additional Bibliography

    2. Superconductive Switches and Amplifiers

    I. Introduction

    II. Signal Switches

    III. Amplifiers


    3. Computer Memory

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory of Superconducting Memory Structures

    III. Superconductive Memory Cells

    IV. Memory Organization

    V. Fabrication Technology

    VI. Present Outlook


    4. Radiation Detectors

    I. Introduction

    II. Radiation Detection Modes in Superconducting Films

    III. The Thermal (Bolometer) Mode

    IV. The Nonthermal (Current) Mode

    V. Comparative Performance as Electromagnetic Radiation Detectors

    VI. Other Detectors

    VII. Detector Arrays and Imaging Systems

    VIII. Conclusions


    5. Refrigerators and Cryostats for Superconducting Devices

    I. Introduction

    II. Thermodynamics

    III. Properties of Helium

    IV. Refrigeration Cycles

    V. Heat Exchangers

    VI. Expanders



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  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151290

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Vernon Newhouse

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