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 Foreword
Preface 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 References Magnets, Motors, and Generators I. Introduction II. Magnetic Design Considerations III. Applications References 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 References Physical Metallurgy of A15 Compounds I. Introduction II. Superconducting Critical Temperature Tc III. Upper Critical Field Hc2 IV. Critical Current Density Jc References 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 References 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 References 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 Niob


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