High Temperature Superconductor Bulk Materials: Fundamentals, Processing, Properties Control, Application Aspects

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John Wiley & Sons, May 12, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 311 pages
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With its comprehensive review of the current knowledge and the future requirements in the field, this book presents all the features of bulk high temperature superconducting materials. Starting from physical and chemical fundamentals, the authors move on to portray methods and problems of materials processing, thoroughly working out the characteristic properties of bulk superconductors in contrast to long conductors and films. They provide a wide range of specific materials characteristics with respect to the latest developments and future applications guiding from fundamentals to practical engineering examples.
The authors are all leading international specialists involved in the field of high TC superconductor bulk materials since the beginning. Of utmost interest to engineers, scientists, and PhD students working in this field.
 

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Contents

1 Fundamentals
1
2 Growth and Melt Processing of YBa2Cu3O7
31
3 PinningRelevant Defects in Bulk YBCO
67
4 Properties of Bulk YBCO
75
5 Trapped Fields
105
6 Improved YBa2Cu3O7δBased Bulk Superconductors and Functional Elements
129
7 Alternative Systems
155
8 Peak Effect
171
9 Very High Trapped Fields in YBCO Permanent Magnets
179
10 Engineering Aspects Field Distribution in Bulk HTSC
191
11 Inherently Stable Superconducting Magnetic Bearings
199
12 Applications of Bulk HTSCs in Electromagnetic Energy Converters
259
13 Applications in Magnet Technologies and Power Supplies
279
List of Abbreviations
293
Index
295
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Professor Krabbes leads the Bulk Materials Development Group in the Institute of Solid State Research (IFF) as a part of IFW Dresden. He has authored more than 150 technical publications and 20 patents and was awarded the J H van t'Hoff Medal in Physical Chemistry in 1984 and the PASREG Award of Excellence in 1999. His colleague Guenter Fuchs received the PASREG Award for his outstanding scientific achievements in the field of bulk cuprate superconductors in high magnetic fields in 2003. Wolf-Ruediger Canders heads the Institute for Electrical Machines, Traction and Drives (IMAB) at the University of Braunschweig. Both Hardo May and Ryszard Palka are leading scientists at the IMAB.

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