Superconductors: Materials, Properties and Applications
by Alexander Gabovich (ed.)
Publisher: InTech 2012
Number of pages: 440
Science of superconductivity develops rapidly and new discoveries are expected in the nearest future. The book includes 17 chapters written by noted scientists and young researchers, dealing with various aspects of superconductivity, both theoretical and experimental.
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- U.S. Government Printing Office
As the title suggests, this study attempts to put HTS in perspective, both in terms of competing technologies (e.g., low-temperature superconductors), and in terms of the many technical problems that must be overcome before HTS can be widely used.
Superconductors differ fundamentally in quantum physics behavior from conventional materials in the manner by which electrons move through the material. It is these differences that give rise to the unique properties and performance benefits.
by Helmut Eschrig - IFW Dresden
Introduction to the phenomenological and qualitative theory of superconductivity. Nowhere any assumption on the microscopic mechanism of superconductivity is made although on a few occasions electron-phonon interaction is mentioned as an example.
by Andreas Schmitt - Springer
In this introduction, I discuss theoretical aspects of superfluidity and superconductivity, mostly using a field-theoretical formalism. While the emphasis is on general concepts, I also discuss applications in low-energy and high-energy physics.