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Abstract

Superconductivity in amorphous metals has been the subject of numerous experimental and theoretical studies [1–6] since its discovery more than two decades ago [7]. More recently, interest in this field has been mostly concentrated on investigating various superconducting and normal-state properties of amorphous transition-metal-based superconductors as opposed to the non-crystalline simple (non-transition) metals and their alloys studied during the early years. From these efforts, one obtains not only a better understanding of the basic nature of superconductivity in highly disordered metallic systems but also some potential technological applications for this new class of materials. 1 will attempt to give a brief overview of amorphous superconductors with emphasis on superconducting transition-metal-based alloys.

Keywords

Radial Distribution Function Critical Field Amorphous Metal Phonon Interaction Phonon Coupling 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Tsuei
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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