Description

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.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* First handbook on Superconductivity * Coherence lengths and depths are tabulated * Crystallographic structures of over 100 superconductor types * Main results of several theories are submitted * Phase diagrams for synthesizing new superconductors are included

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in physics and related fields like chemistry and engineering. Libraries will need it as a basic reference book.

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.

Details

No. of pages:
693
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780125614603
Electronic ISBN:
9780080533216

About the authors

Horacio Farach

Dr. Farach has received international, national, and university awards. He is a member of the Academy of Science of Argentina and a Fellow of the American Society.

Richard Creswick

My research is in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics, especially the foundations of statistical physics. I have published extensively in the area of critical phenomena and phase transitions, including the text "Introduction to Renormalization Group Methods in Physics" with my co-authors Horacio Farach and Charles Poole. My most recent interests focus on numerical simulation of the mixed state in type-I superconductors, the analytical properties of the partition function, and the origins irreversibility.