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Metallurgy of Superconducting Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123418142, 9781483218236

Metallurgy of Superconducting Materials

1st Edition

Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 14

Editors: Thomas Luhman David Dew-Hughes
eBook ISBN: 9781483218236
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th July 1979
Page Count: 480
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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.

Table of Contents

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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Thomas Luhman

David Dew-Hughes

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