High-Temperature Superconducting Materials

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Emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach reflecting distinguished contributions by chemists, physicists, materials scientists, ceramicists, and electrical engineers, this timely reference gives a unified, comprehensive treatment of superconductivity encompassing background information for beginners and pioneering research for the most advanced specialists. Complete with over 500 citations of related literature and numerous diagrams, tables, and photographs, High-Temperature Superconducting Materials includes a review of oxide superconductors' structure/property relationships and factors affecting the conduction mechanism ... chronology of developments leading to the discovery of high-temperature superconducting materials ... basic physics of superconductivity ... discussions of XANES, ac Josephson effect, thermogravimetry, EPR, electron microscopy, infrared reflectance, Raman spectroscopy, magnetic susceptibilities, and specific heat studies ... unusual features of materials with high T[subscript c]'s ... processing techniques' effects on the properties of resultant materials ... and the effects of structure and chemical composition on the superconductivity transition temperature. An authoritative appraisal of a rapidly advancing field, High-Temperature Superconducting Materials is an indispensable reference for solid-state chemists and physicists, materials scientists and engineers, ceramicists, and electrical and electronics engineers as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in superconductivity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824779955
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword iii
Preface ix
1. Oxide Superconductors: Structure-Property Relationships and Mechanism for High T[subscript C] 1
2. The Advent of High-Temperature Superconducting Materials: Chronology of Events and Hallmark Developments 37
3. High-Temperature Superconduction: An Overview 67
4. The Physics of High-Temperature Superconductivity 79
5. Density Functional Theory for Hidden High-T[subscript C] Superconductivity 99
6. Where Can New Classes of High-T[subscript C] Superconducting Materials be Found? 107
7. Precipitation of Superconductor Precursor Powders 121
8. Synthesis and Characterization of High-T[subscript C] Superconductors in the YBa[subscript 2](Cu[subscript 1-x]Ni[subscript x])[subscript 3]O[subscript 7-delta] System 131
9. Preparation and Physical Properties of Oxyfluorides in the Ln-Ba-Cu System (Ln = Y, La) 141
10. Oxalate Precipitation Methods for Preparing the Yttrium-Barium-Copper Superconducting Compound 153
11. High-Temperature Oxide Superconductor Thick Films 159
12. Iodometric Titrations and Xanes: Two Perspectives of the Copper Valence in High-T[subscript C] Superconducting Oxides 167
13. Importance of the Interactions Between the Copper Atoms of the CuO[subscript 2] Layers Occurring Via the Oxygen-Copper-Oxygen Atom Bridges of the CuO[subscript 3] Chains for the High-Temperature (T[subscript C] [greater than sign] 90 K) Superconductivity of YBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 7-Y] 181
14. Crystal Structure and Lattice Vibrations of the Ceramic Superconductor La[subscript 1.85]Sr[subscript 0.15]CuO[subscript 4]: Neutron Scattering Studies 211
15. Observation of the Ac Josephson Effect Inside Copper Oxide-Based Superconductors 235
16. Temperature-Dependent Conductivity of Oxygen-Depleted Ybco Ceramics 243
17. Effect of Surface Properties on Metal-Oxide Superconductor Contact Resistance 251
18. Observations of the Deterioration of YBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 7] Using a New Superconductor Characterization Cryostat 261
19. Superconductivity, Thermogravimetry, EPR, Electron Microscopy, and X-Ray Diffraction of YBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 7-z] 267
20. Optical Properties of La[subscript 2-x]Sr[subscript x]CuO[subscript 4] 275
21. Infrared Reflectance of Rare Earth-Barium-Copper Oxide Superconductors 283
22. Simulation of Crystal Structures by Empirical Atom-Atom Potentials. IV. Interpretation of the Raman and Infrared Spectra of La[subscript 2-x]M[subscript x]CuO[subscript 4] 289
23. Investigation of Y-Ba-Cu-O Superconducting Materials by Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy 305
24. Magnetic Anomalies in the Rare Earth Oxide Superconductors GdBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 7-x] and YbBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 7-x] 313
25. The Low-Temperature Specific Heat of YBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 6+delta] Compounds 321
26. Processing and Superconducting Properties of of GdBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 7-z] 327
27. Processing and Microstructures of YBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript 7-sigma] 335
28. Raman Spectroscopic Characterization of Different Phases in the Y-Ba-Cu-O System 349
Index 367
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