## Introduction to Superconductivity and High-Tc MaterialsWhat sets this book apart from others on the introduction to super-conductivity and high-Tc materials is its simple and pragmatic approach. The authors describe all relevant superconducting phenomena and rely on the macroscopic Ginzburg-Landau theory to derive the most important results. Examples are chosen from selected conventional superconductors like NbTi and compared to those of high-Tc materials. The text should be of interest to students and researchers in all branches of science and engineering, with the possible exception of theoretical physicists, who may require a more mathematical approach. |

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### Contents

NbN compound 7 204 205 221 223 | 9 |

Summary | 19 |

Characteristic Properties | 21 |

digital applications 209 | 31 |

electromagnetic response | 45 |

Elementary Phenomenological Theory | 49 |

1eO 197 | 51 |

Critical Current of TypeII Superconductors | 75 |

irreversibility line 184 | 184 |

entropy 33 34 | 187 |

pair breaking 119 125 220 | 191 |

excitations in the BCS model 119 126 | 196 |

Technology and Applications | 201 |

fault current limiters | 203 |

passive HTSC microwave devices | 212 |

Appendices | 225 |

internal Sn diffusion 206 | 89 |

Results from the Microscopic Theory | 103 |

electron specific heat 113 | 113 |

optical detectors 218 | 123 |

Josephson Effects | 129 |

HighTemperature Superconducting Oxides | 167 |

optoelectronics 220 | 170 |

Questions and Exercises | 229 |

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Introduction to Superconductivity and High-Tc Materials Michel Cyrot,Davor Pavuna Limited preview - 1992 |

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