Superconductivity: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2016 - Science - 496 pages
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The third edition of this proven text has been developed further in both scope and scale to reflect the potential for superconductivity in power engineering to increase efficiency in electricity transmission or engines.
The landmark reference remains a comprehensive introduction to the field, covering every aspect from fundamentals to applications, and presenting the latest developments in organic superconductors, superconducting interfaces, quantum coherence, and applications in medicine and industry.
Due to its precise language and numerous explanatory illustrations, it is suitable as an introductory textbook, with the level rising smoothly from chapter to chapter, such that readers can build on their newly acquired knowledge.
The authors cover basic properties of superconductors and discuss stability and different material groups with reference to the latest and most promising applications, devoting the last third of the book to applications in power engineering, medicine, and low temperature physics. An extensive list of more than 350 references provides an overview of the most important publications on the topic.
A unique and essential guide for students in physics and engineering, as well as a reference for more advanced researchers and young professionals.

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Chapter 1 Fundamental Properties of Superconductors
Chapter 2 Superconducting Elements Alloys and Compounds
Chapter 3 Cooper Pairing
Chapter 4 Thermodynamics and Thermal Properties of the Superconducting State
Chapter 5 Critical Currents in TypeI and TypeII Superconductors
Chapter 6 Josephson Junctions and Their Properties
Chapter 7 Applications of Superconductivity
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Reinhold Kleiner is professor for experimental solid-state physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He studied physics at the Technical University of Munich, and received his PhD with a thesis on high temperature superconductors. After spending two years at the University of California at Berkeley, he returned to Germany. His research interests include superconductivity and magnetism.

Werner Buckel (1920-2003) was Professor at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and established the Institute for Superconductivity at the Research Center in Juelich. Among other honorary positions, Professor Buckel was president of the German Physical Society and the European Physical Society and was a member of the Heidelberg Academy of the Sciences and the Leibnitz Society, Berlin.

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