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Superconductivity in d- and f-Band Metals: Second Rochester Conference by D. Douglass

The occurrence of superconductivity among the d- and f-band metals remains one of the unsolved problems of physics. The first Rochester conference on this subject in October 1971 brought together approximately 100 experimentalists and theorists, and that conference was considered successful; the published proceedings well-represented the current research at that time and has served as a "handbook" to many. In the four and one half years since the first conference, impressive progress has been made in many areas (although Berndt Matthias would be one of the first to point out that raising the m"aximum transition temperature by a significant amount was not one of them). For a variety of reasons, I decided that it was time for a Second Rochester Conference on Superconductivity in d- and f-Band Metals and it was held on April 30 and May 1, 1976. It would appear that this conference was even more successful judging from the quality of the talks and various comments made to me. I believe that this was due to the fact that the subject matter is exciting and that the timing was particularly appropriate for several areas of research that were discussed. However, I cannot rule out other factors such as the one advanced humorously by J.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461587972
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Possibility of Excitonic Superconductivity.- Some Comments on the Excitonic Mechanism of Superconductivity.- Maximum Tc — Optimistic Evidence.- A Theory of the Electron-Phonon Interaction and the Superconducting Transition Temperature, Tc, In Strongly Scattering Systems.- Unexpected Superconductivity in rf. Sputtered Nb/Ge Samples.- Gap Anisotropy And Tc Enhancement: General Theory, and Calculations for Nb, using Fermi Surface Harmonics.- Anisotropy Phenomena in Cubic d-Band Superconductors.- The Effect of High Pressure on Superconducting Ternary Molybdenum Chalcogenides.- High Critical Field Superconductors.- On The Upper Critical Field of the Ternary Molybdenum Chalcogenides.- Phonon Spectra of A-15 Compounds and Ternary Molybdenum Chalcogenides.- Inelastic Neutron Scattering Studies of the Phonon Spectra of Chevrel Phase Superconductors.- Phonon Anomalies in Transition Metals, Alloys and Compounds.- Theory of the Lattice Dynamics of Strong Coupling Systems in the Rigid Muffin Tin Approximation.- Phonon Anomalies in d-Band Metals and their Relationship to Superconductivity.- Electron and Phonon Properties of A-15 compounds and Chevrel Phases.- Direct Correlation of Observed Phonon Anomalies and Maxima in the Generalized Susceptibilities of Transition Metal Carbides.- Calculations of the Superconducting Properties of Compounds.- Pressure Dependence of Tc for Carbides of Thorium, Yttrium and Scandium.- Superconductivity in Niobium: Implications for Strong Coupling Superconductivity Theory.- Tunneling Study of Niobium using Aluminum-Aluminum Oxide-Niobium Junctions.- Calculation of the Electron-Phonon Spectral Function of Niobium.- Extended Defects in A-15 Superconductors.- Impurity Stabilization of Nb3ge.- Superconductive Tunneling into Niobium-Tin Thin Films — Abstract.- The Structure of Sputtered Superconducting Nb3ge Films Revealed by X-Ray Diffraction, Transmission Electron Diffraction, and by Tunneling.- High Temperature Resistive Phase Transition in A-15 High Temperature Superconductors.- Structural Studies of Order, Disorder, and Stoichiometry in Some High Tc Nb-Base A-15 Superconductors.- Defect Production and Stoichiometry in A-15 Superconductors.- Empirical Relations in Transition Metal Superconductivity.- Studies of the Transition Temperature and Normal State Resistivity of Nb3Ge AND Nb Films.- Saturation of the High Temperature Normal State Electrical Resistivity of Superconductors.- Evidence for Selective Electron-Phonon Scattering in the A-15 Superconductors Nb3Sn, Nb3Sb, and V3Si.- Interband Scattering Contributions to the Resistivity of A-15 Metals.- Superconductivity in Metallic Hydrogen.- Electron-Phonon Interaction and Superconductivity in Metallic Hydrogen.- Direct Measurement of ?2F in Normal Metals using Point-Contacts: Noble Metals.- Calorimetric Observation of a Phase Transition in the Superconducting State in Gd1.2Mo6Se8.- Some Surprises in Superconductivity.

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