Metallurgy of Superconducting Materials

Metallurgy of Superconducting Materials

Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 14

1st Edition - July 28, 1979

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  • Editors: Thomas Luhman, David Dew-Hughes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218236

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Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Volume 14: Metallurgy of Superconducting Materials covers the practical use of metallurgy of superconducting materials. The book discusses the phenomenon of superconductivity; the theory of superconductors; the applications of superconductivity and the demands these applications make on materials' properties and requirements. The text also describes the metallurgy of niobium-titanium alloy conductors; the physical metallurgy of A15 compounds; and the electron microscopy of superconducting materials. The metallurgy of conductors made from A15 material, the properties required, as well as the development of superconductors for ac power transmission are considered. The book further tackles the metallurgy of niobium surfaces, and the effects of radiation on superconductors. Metallurgists, physicists, materials scientists, materials engineers, and graduate students studying superconductors will find the book invaluable.

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  • List of Contributors



    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Introduction to Superconducting Materials

    I. Phenomena and Applications of Superconductivity

    II. Elementary Theories of Superconductivity

    III. Irreversible Properties of Type II Superconductors


    Magnets, Motors, and Generators

    I. Introduction

    II. Magnetic Design Considerations

    III. Applications


    Metallurgy of Niobium-Titanium Conductors

    I. Introduction

    II. The Niobium-Titanium System

    III. Microstructure and Critical Current Density

    IV. Theory of Flux Pinning in Niobium-Titanium Alloys

    V. The Nb-Ti Conductors


    Physical Metallurgy of A15 Compounds

    I. Introduction

    II. Superconducting Critical Temperature Tc

    III. Upper Critical Field Hc2

    IV. Critical Current Density Jc


    Superconductivity and Electron Microscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Transmission Electron Microscopy

    III. Electron Microscopy of Niobium and Its Alloys

    IV. Transmission Electron Microscopy of A15 Superconductors

    V. Observation of Magnetic Flux Lines by Electron Microscopy

    VI. Superconducting Lenses

    VII. Conclusion


    Metallurgy of A15 Conductors

    I. Introduction

    II. A15 Compound Stability

    III. Conductor Processing Methods

    IV. Relationships between Superconducting Properties and Microstructure in Bronze-Processed Conductors

    V. Superconducting Critical Currents, Temperatures, and Magnetic Fields of Nb3Sn Wire Conductors under Tensile Strain


    Superconductors for Power Transmission

    I. Introduction

    II. Cable Designs and Superconductor Requirements

    III. Bulk Critical Current of Type II Superconductors

    IV. Surface Currents in Type II Superconductors

    V. Theory of AC Losses in Type II Superconductors

    VI. AC Losses of Pure Niobium

    VII. ACXossesiof Nb3Sn and Nb3Ge


    Metallurgy of Niobium Surfaces

    I. Introduction

    II. Impurities at Nb Surfaces

    III. Superconducting Properties


    Irradiation Effects in Superconducting Materials

    I. Introduction

    II. Elements

    III. Body-Centered-Cubic Alloys

    IV. Non-A15 Compounds

    V. A15 Compounds


    Future Materials Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of Known Materials

    III. The Possibility of New Superconductors with Higher 7c's

    IV. Conclusions



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  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: July 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218236

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Thomas Luhman

David Dew-Hughes

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