High Temperature Superconductors / Edition 1

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This essential reference provides the most comprehensive presentation of state-of-the-art research being conducting worldwide today in this growing field of research and applications. HTS are currently being supported by numerous governmental and industrial initiatives in the USA and Asia and Europe to overcome energy distribution issues and are now being commercialised for power-delivery devices, such as power transmission lines and cables, motors, and generators. Applications in electric utilities include energy-storing devices to help industries avoid dips in electric power, current limiters, and long transmission lines. The technology is particularly thought out for highly-populated and densed areas. Both editors are leading experts in the field from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This book can be used as a companion teaching tool, and also as as a research and professional reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527408276
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Raghu N. Bhattacharya is a senior scientist at NREL.  Hereceived his PhD degree in Electronic materials in 1982. Dr.Bhattacharya has held several research positions at The WeizmannInstitute of Technology,  The University of Texas at Arlingtonand Brooklyn College of CUNY. He has developed wet chemicalprocesses for the deposition of a variety of the thin filmsemiconductors that are important for energy conversion, storageand transportation.  At NREL, Dr. Bhattacharya contributed tothe research and development of the highest efficiency CIGS solarcells in the world and was the leader of an effort to develop a lowcost CIGS electrodeposition technology.  His current researchinterests include CIGS thin film solar cells, electrodeposition ofthin films for superconductor applications and wet depositionmethods for growing buffer layers for YBCO superconductors. He has published over 150 technical papers in the field. He hasbeen awarded fourteen patents.  He is the author of two bookchapters. He is also a Technical Advisory Board Member forSoloPower, a private company at California.

M. Parans Paranthaman is the Distinguished Scientist and ActingGroup Leader for the Materials Chemistry Group of the ChemicalSciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Heis also the Task Leader for HTS Chemistry Projects at ORNL. Hereceived his PhD degree in materials science and solid-statechemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1988.He was a postdoctoral fellow (1988-1991) at the University of TexasCenter for Materials Science and Engineering and a researchassociate (1991-1993) in the superconductivity laboratories at theUniversity of Colorado. He joined the Chemistry Department at OakRidge National Laboratory in May 1993. He is a distinguishedinventor at ORNL selected by the Battelle Institute of Columbus,Ohio. He is one of the co-inventors of the rolling-assistedbiaxially-textured substrate (RABiTS) process for fabricatinghigh-performance superconductor wires, which earned an R&D 100Award in 1999. He has won another R&D 100 Award in 2007 fordeveloping the LMO buffer cap for ion-beam assisted deposited(IBAD) MgO substrates. Recently, he won the second annual NanotechBriefs Nano50 award for ORNL's high-temperature superconducting(HTS) wire technology "HTS Wires Enabled via 3D Self- Assembly ofInsulating Nanodots". His present research focuses on thedevelopment of coated conductors using vacuum and nonvacuumprocessing techniques, materials synthesis, and characterization ofhigh-temperature superconductors. He has authored or co-authoredmore than 300 publications in his area and has over 4000 citationsto his work. He holds 19 U.S. patents related to the RABiTStechnology. He has written several book chapters in the area ofsuperconductivity.

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Table of Contents

1. General knowledge on high Tc superconductors, Kaname Matsumoto(Kyushu Institute of Technology)
2. YBCO superconductor, Parans Paranthaman (ORNL)
3. MgB2 superconductor, Rudeger Wilke (Penn State)
4. Tl-oxide superconductor, Raghu Bhattacharya (NREL)
5. Hg-oxide superconductor,Judy Wu (U. Kansas)
6. Bi-oxide supercondutor, Eric Hellstrom (FSU/U. Wisc.)
7. Characterization tools -
I (transport and magnetic properties,Dave Christen (ORNL)
8. Characterization tools -
II (MOI, etc.), Kiss (Kyushu Univ.)
9. Superconducting properties measurements tools, Dean Miller (ANL)

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