Materials for high-temperature superconductor technologies

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Mariappan Parans Paranthaman
Materials Research Society, Apr 1, 2002 - Science - 386 pages
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Major advances made over the past 13 years in high-temperature superconductor (HTS) research have resulted in the increased use of HTS materials in commercial and precommercial applications. These materials have in common the complexity of their multicomponent chemistry. Consequently, it is not surprising that many aspects of the interplay among microscopic structure, macroscopic properties and processing are still not fully understood. This book offers a comprehensive status review of high-temperature superconductors from the near-term commercialization of the first-generation BSCCO tapes, to the continuing advancement of the second-generation YBCO-coated conductors, to the development of the new MgB2 material. Fundamental material properties studies, new growth methods, device and materials integration research, and developments in designing and growing new materials, all involving epitaxial superconducting thin films, are featured.

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Contents

Potential Electric Power Applications for Magnesium Hi bo ride
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IronClad MgB2 Superconductor Wires
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Superconducting Properties of HighJ MgB2 Coatings
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