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Superconductivity - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780120887613, 9780080550480


2nd Edition

Authors: Charles Poole Horacio Farach Richard Creswick Ruslan Prozorov
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120887613
eBook ISBN: 9780080550480
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th July 2007
Page Count: 670
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Superconductivity, 2E is an encyclopedic treatment of all aspects of the subject, from classic materials to fullerenes. Emphasis is on balanced coverage, with a comprehensive reference list and significant graphicsfrom all areas of the published literature. Widely used theoretical approaches are explained in detail. Topics of special interest include high temperature superconductors, spectroscopy, critical states, transport properties, and tunneling.

This book covers the whole field of superconductivity from both the theoretical and the experimental point of view.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of the field of superconductivity
  • Very up-to date on magnetic properties, fluxons, anisotropies, etc.
  • Over 2500 references to the literature 
  • Long lists of data on the various types of superconductors


Research workers in Universities, industry and government laboratories, graduate students, physics and engineering professors

Table of Contents

  1. Properties of the Normal State
    2. Phenomenon of Superconductivity
    3. Classical Superconductors
    4. Thermodynamic Properties
    5. Magnetic Properties
    6. Ginzburg-Landau Theory
    7. BCS Theory
    8. Cuprate Crystallographic Structures
    9. Unconventional Superconductors
    10. Hubbard Models and Band Structure
    11. Type I Superconductors and the Intermediate State
    12. Type II Superconductivity
    13. Irreversible Properties
    14. Magnetic Penetration Depth
    15. Energy Gap and Tunneling
    16. Transport Properties
    17. Spectroscopic Properties


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About the Authors

Charles Poole

Charles P. Poole, Jr., professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of South Carolina, Fellow of the American Physical Society and the EPR/ESR Society, Editor of Handbook of Superconductivity and Encyclopedic Dictionary of Condensed Matter Physics. He passed away in 2015.

Affiliations and Expertise

Univ. South Carolina, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, USA

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Univ. South Carolina, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, USA

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Univ. South Carolina, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, USA

Ruslan Prozorov

Ruslan Prozorov is an experimentalist working in the field of superconductivity for about 20 years. He published more than eighty papers in peer-reviewed journals. His work has led to some important contributions, such as clarification of the mechanisms of superconductors in electron-doped cuprates and development of techniques for mapping magnetic and electric fields in superconductor interior.

Affiliations and Expertise

Iowa State Univ., Dept. Physics & Astronomy, USA

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