In The New Superconductors, Frank J. Owens and Charles P. Poole, Jr., offer a descriptive, non-mathematical presentation of the latest superconductors and their properties for the non-specialist. Highlights of this up-to-date text include chapters on superfluidity, the latest copper oxide types, fullerenes, and prospects for future research. The book also features many examples of commercial applications; an extensive glossary that defines superconductivity terms in clear language; and a supplementary list of readings for the interested lay reader.
Table of ContentsThe Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity. Conductivity and Magnetism. The Superconducting State. Superfluidity. Explanations of Superconductivity. The Classical Superconductors. Fullerenes. The New High Temperature Superconductors. Magnets and Their Uses. Wires and Films. Further Applications. Future Prospects. Appendix A: Units and Conversion Factors. Appendix B: Symbols and Abbreviations. Appendix C: Elements and Their Symbols. Appendix D: Glossary of Terms. Index.