Physics and Materials Science of High Temperature Superconductors, II

  • Ram Kossowsky
  • Bernard Raveau
  • Dieter Wohlleben
  • Stamatis K. Patapis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 209)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Theory

  3. Chemistry Effects and Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. M. Hervieu, B. Raveau, C. Michel, C. Martin, V. Caignaert, J. Provost et al.
      Pages 199-224
    3. John R. LaGraff, David A. Payne
      Pages 225-246
    4. J. Gilchrist, B. Giordanengo, J. L. Genicon, A. Sulpice, R. Tournier, J. C. Frison et al.
      Pages 283-307
    5. J. Vanacken, E. Osquiguil, C. Van Haesendonck, Y. Bruynseraede
      Pages 323-331
    6. A. Freimuth, H. Dittmann, M. Galffy, C. Hohn, H. Soltner, U. Poppe
      Pages 333-347
    7. B. Büchner, M. Cramm, M. Braden, W. Braunisch, O. Hoffels, W. Schnelle et al.
      Pages 349-363
    8. Claudia Ambrosch-Draxl, P. Blaha, K. Schwarz
      Pages 365-379
    9. M. A. Gonzalez, J. L. Vicent
      Pages 395-402
    10. M. Calamiotou, N. Guskos, Th. Leventouri, S. M. Paraskevas, Y. S. Hascicek
      Pages 403-411
  4. Thin Film Superconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. R. E. Somekh, Z. H. Barber
      Pages 443-469
    3. Alfred S. Yue, W. S. Liao, H. J. Choi
      Pages 471-483
    4. C. Træholt, Y. Shen, S. Mannstaedt
      Pages 511-522
    5. L. T. Baczewski, K. Piotrowski, R. Szymczak, H. Szymczak, A. P. Malozemoff
      Pages 523-528
    6. C. Tomé-Rosa, A. Walkenhorst, G. Jakob, M. Paulson, P. Wagner, Th. Kluge et al.
      Pages 543-556
    7. V. C. Matijasevic, P. Rosenthal, R. H. Hammond, M. R. Beasley, K. Shinohara
      Pages 557-570
  5. Processing and Bulk Superconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 571-571
    2. J. R. Thompson, Yang Ren Sun, D. K. Christen, H. R. Kerchner, A. P. Malozemoff, L. Civale et al.
      Pages 573-593
    3. Y. Kazumata, S. Okayasu, T. Kato
      Pages 595-608
    4. M. A. Señarís-Rodríguez, A. Várez, C. Torrón, E. Morán, M. A. Alario-Franco
      Pages 609-620
    5. S. Zannella, L. Martini, I. Natali Sora, V. Ottoboni, A. M. Ricca, G. Ripamonti et al.
      Pages 633-642
    6. Shengru Li, A. G. Fitzgerald, A. O. Tooke, F. H. Hubbard, C. M. Pegrum, S. R. Gjoen
      Pages 643-657
    7. Th. Leventouri, J. S. Faulkner, F. D. Medina, L. Martinez, E. Liarokapis, Y. S. Hascicek et al.
      Pages 673-683

About this book


Physics and Materials Science of High Temperature Superconductors, II represents the results of a fruitful dialogue between physicists and materials scientists which took place under the auspices of a NATO Advanced Study Institute in Porto Carras, Greece, between 18 and 31 August, 1991. It builds on and carries forward the success of NATO ASI 181 published in 1990.
The theoretical side of the discussions reveal the basic premise of the phenomenological and Ginzburg-Landau theories of superconductivity, the implications of short coherence length, long penetration depth, the melting of flux lattices, and other matters, while the materials science includes discussions of microstructures, local inhomogeneities, deviations from ideal chemistry, the effects of systematic errors in materials preparation, the definition of imperfections, and the utilization of common materials analysis techniques.
The reader will be made aware of the potential significance of Angstrom scale structural and chemical details, and the need to consider basic theoretical concepts when designing procedures to process viable, solid conductors, specifically the effects of oxygen stoichiometry and deviations from it, as well as the microstructural demands on pinning in the light of very short coherence lengths.


Penetration depth chemistry materials science oxygen superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Kossowsky
    • 1
  • Bernard Raveau
    • 2
  • Dieter Wohlleben
    • 3
  • Stamatis K. Patapis
    • 4
  1. 1.Materials Engineering and SystemsPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Cristallographie et Sciences des MateriauxISMRACaenFrance
  3. 3.II Physikalisches InstitutUniversity of KölnKölnGermany
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5086-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2462-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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