High Temperature Superconductivity

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D.P Tunstall, D.W Barford
CRC Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Science - 404 pages
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High Temperature Superconductivity provides a broad survey of high temperature superconductivity, discussing the adaptations of experimental and theoretical techniques and methods that take advantage of the revolutionary properties of high temperature superconductors. Distinguished engineers, chemists, and experimental and theoretical physicists introduce their own particular area of the field before going on to explain current theories and techniques.

The book is divided into three sections: materials, mechanisms, and devices. Topics covered include synthetic approaches to the growth of new materials; optical, magnetic, and electrical characterization of synthesized materials; strong correlations; the magnon pairing mechanism; and technical background of device performance in new materials. A coherent introduction to high temperature superconductivity, this volume will be invaluable to researchers in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering.
 

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Contents

An introduction to superconductivity and passive microwave devices
1
BCS Theory
12
Passive microwave devices
22
Flux quantisation mixed states Josephson effect SQUIDS
37
The Meissner effect and flux quantisation
39
Experimental confirmation of flux quantum
41
Phase coherence across an HTCLTC boundary
42
Giant flux lines in the granular mixed state
44
Materials
170
Insulating state
173
Metallic state
181
Superconducting state
197
Experimental studies of magnetic properties of cuprates
207
Experimental techniques and probes
209
Magnetic semiconducting phases
230
Local susceptibilities in the metallic state
253

The Josephson effect
46
Energetics and dynamics of Josephson junctions
48
The rf SQUID
51
The dc SQUID
52
Critical currents in cuprate superconductors
59
Critical currents in oxide superconductors
67
Measurement techniques
74
Applications
86
Chemistry of oxide superconductors
97
Survey of oxide superconductors
118
Defects and inhomogeneities
130
Synthesis of oxide superconductors
132
Transition metal oxides and high temperature superconductors
145
Multiplets and systematics
147
Model Hamiltonian parameters for the highTc materials
154
Low energy scale states
162
Optical properties of insulators and metals with copper oxide planes
169
Spin dynamics in the metallic state
266
The spin polaron model and the comparison with liquid helium
271
The DCS model
272
The Polaron model
273
Spin polarons and bipolarons
274
Two mechanisms of superconductivity
277
Electrical properties above Tc
278
La2rSrrCu04 and LairSrrVO3a comparison
283
Interaction between the carriers comparison with superfluid helium 4
285
Persistent currents
288
Angleresolved photoemission
289
Two or three dimensions?
290
Spin fluctuations
291
Strong correlations and high temperature superconductivity
295
Introduction to the theory of strongly correlated electrons
317
The quantum chemistry view of high temperature superconductors
351
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