Fundamentals of Superconductivity

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
  • Stuart A. Wolf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 1-15
  3. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 17-26
  4. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 27-38
  5. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 39-45
  6. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 47-68
  7. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 69-83
  8. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 85-92
  9. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 93-108
  10. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 109-119
  11. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 121-140
  12. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 141-153
  13. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 155-177
  14. Vladimir Z. Kresin, Stuart A. Wolf
    Pages 179-194
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 195-231

About this book

Introduction

The recent discovery of high-temperature superconductivity has resulted in a remarkable growth in the amount of research and the number of researchers working in this exciting field. Superconductivity is not a new phenomenon: in 1991 it will be 80 years old. Even though it was the newer discoveries which motivated us to write this book, the book itself is mainly a description of the fundamentals of the phenomenon. The book is written for a very broad audience, including students, engin­ eers, teachers, scientists, and others who are interested in learning about this exciting frontier of science. We have focused on the qualitative aspects, so that the reader can develop a basic understanding of the fundamental physics without getting bogged down in the details. Because of this approach, our list of refer­ ences is not comprehensive, and it is supplemented with a summary of additional reading consisting of monographs and selected review articles. (The articles we have referenced were either not reflected in the review articles on monographs or were milestones in the development of the field. ) In addition, some of the sections which can be skipped during the first reading have been marked with asterisks (*). Until recently, superconductivity was considered to belong to the field of low-temperature physics. This field was born, simultaneously with quantum physics, at the beginning of this century. Initially these two contemporaneous fields developed independently, but they soon became strongly coupled.

Keywords

High-temperature superconductivity electron superconductivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
    • 1
  • Stuart A. Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2507-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2509-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2507-7
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