Superconductivity at High Pressure

  • T. F. Smith


The first investigation of the effect of pressure upon the superconducting transition temperature, Tc, was made at Leiden by Kamerlingh, Onnes and co-workers [1] some 14 years after their discovery of superconductivity in 1911. In these initial measurements the pressure was applied with He gas which limited the maximum pressure to ~ 200 bars. Nevertheless, the downward displacement in temperature of the transition curves for Sn and In was clearly observed.


Fermi Surface Tungsten Carbide Superconducting State Transition Curve Calculated Variation 
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  • T. F. Smith
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  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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