Earlier and Recent Aspects of Superconductivity: Lectures from the International School, Erice, Trapani, Sicily, July 4-16, 1989

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In this book contemporary knowledge of superconductivity is set against its historical background. First, the highlights of superconductivity research in the twentieth century are reviewed. Further contributions then describe the basic phenomena resulting from the macroscopic quantum state of superconductivity (such as zero resistivity, the Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect, and flux quantization) and review possible mechaniscs, including the classical BCS theory and the more recent alternative theories. The main ...

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Overview

In this book contemporary knowledge of superconductivity is set against its historical background. First, the highlights of superconductivity research in the twentieth century are reviewed. Further contributions then describe the basic phenomena resulting from the macroscopic quantum state of superconductivity (such as zero resistivity, the Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect, and flux quantization) and review possible mechaniscs, including the classical BCS theory and the more recent alternative theories. The main categories of superconductors - elements, intermetallic phases, chalcogenides, oxides and organic compounds - are described. Common features and differences in their structure and electronic properties are pointed out. This broad overview of superconductivity is completed by a discussion of properties related to the coherence length. Newcomers to the field who seek an overall picture of research in superconductivity, and of the cross-links between its branches, will find this volume especially useful.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540534983
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 3/7/1991
  • Series: Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences , #90
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 529
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

I Fundamental Properties of Superconductors.- Some Remarks on the History of Superconductivity (With 21 Figures).- Electronic Structures of Oxide Superconductors — Development of Concepts (With 16 Figures).- Oxygen Nonstoichiometry and Valence States in Superconductive Cuprates (With 22 Figures).- Superconductivity and Magnetism in Chevrel Phases (With 10 Figures).- Organic Superconductivity: The Role of Low Dimensionality and Magnetism (With 19 Figures).- Flux Quantisation and Quantum Coherence in Conventional and HTC Superconductors and Their Application to SQUID Magnetometry (With 13 Figures).- Similarities and Differences Between Conventional and High-Tc Superconductors (With 2 Figures).- II Coherence-Length-Related Properties.- Short Coherence Length and Granular Effects in Conventional and High Tc Superconductors (With 11 Figures).- Critical Currents in Single-Crystal and Bicrystal Films (With 1 Figure).- What Limits the Critical Current Density in High-Tc Superconductors? (With 11 Figures).- Muon Spin Rotation Experiments in High-Tc Superconductors (With 7 Figures).- (Spin) Glass Behavior in High-Tc Superconductors (With 20 Figures).- Microwave Absorption in Granular Superconductors (With 8 Figures).- Microwaves and Superconductivity: Processes in the Intergranular Medium.- III Electronic and Magnetic Properties.- Superconductivity of Strongly Correlated Electrons: Heavy-Fermion Systems (With 10 Figures).- Pair Breaking in Superconductors (With 13 Figures).- On the Electronic Structure and Related Physical Properties of 3d Transition Metal Compounds (With 16 Figures).- The Electronic Structure of Previous and Present High-Tc Superconductors — Investigations with High-Energy Spectroscopies (With 20 Figures).- A Positive Experimental Test for Pairing Mechanisms Including $$3{d_{{zsub2}}}$$ Hole Symmetry: Correlation of the Relative Weight of $$3{d_{{zsub2}}}{\rm{ vs }}3{d_{{xsub2} - {ysub2}}}$$ Hole States with the Critical Temperature.- Magnetic and Electronic Correlations in YBa2Cu3O6+xx (With 13 Figures).- Magnetic Correlations and Spin Dynamics in La2-xSrxCuO4 from NQR Relaxation (With 14 Figures).- A Credo for a Spy: Nuclear Spin Interactions in Superconductors (With 6 Figures).- IV Theoretical Models.- Phonons and Charge-Transfer Excitations in High-Temperature Superconductors (With 5 Figures).- Experimental Constraints and Theory of Layered High-Temperature Superconductors (With 5 Figures).- Generalized Hubbard Models for Cu-O-Based Superconductors: Field-Theoretical and Monte-Carlo Results (With 9 Figures).- Index of Contributors.

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