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Handbook of Superconductivity

Fundamentals and Materials, Volume One

Edited by: David A. Cardwell , David C. Larbalestier , I. Braginski Aleksander

Print publication date:  July  2022
Online publication date:  July  2022

Print ISBN: 9781439817322
eBook ISBN: 9780429179181
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This is the first of three volumes of the extensively revised and updated second edition of the Handbook of Superconductivity. The past twenty years have seen rapid progress in superconducting materials, which exhibit one of the most remarkable physical states of matter ever to be discovered. Superconductivity brings quantum mechanics to the scale of the everyday world where a single, coherent quantum state may extend over a distance of metres, or even kilometres, depending on the size of a coil or length of superconducting wire. Viable applications of superconductors rely fundamentally on an understanding of this intriguing phenomena and the availability of a range of materials with bespoke properties to meet practical needs. This first volume covers the fundamentals of superconductivity and the various classes of superconducting materials, which sets the context and background for Volumes 2 and 3.


Key Features:

  • Covers the depth and breadth of the field

  • Includes contributions from leading academics and industry professionals across the world

  • Provides hands-on guidance to the manufacturing and processing technologies


A comprehensive reference, this handbook is suitable for both graduate students and practitioners in experimental physics, materials science and multiple engineering disciplines, including electronic and electrical, chemical, mechanical, metallurgy and others.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to Section A1: History, Mechanisms and Materials Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Historical Development of Superconductivity Download PDF
Chapter  3:  An Introduction to Superconductivity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Polaronic Basis for High-Temperature Superconductivity  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Introduction to Section A2: Fundamental Properties Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Phenomenological Theories Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Microscopic Theory Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Normal-State Metallic Behavior in Contrast to Superconductivity: An Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Meissner–Ochsenfeld Effect Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Loss of Superconductivity in Magnetic Fields Download PDF
Chapter  11:  High-Frequency Electromagnetic Properties Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Flux Quantization Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Josephson Effects Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Other Josephson-Related Phenomena Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Introduction to Section A3: Critical Currents of Type II Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Vortices and Their Interaction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Flux Pinning Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Introduction to Section B: Low-Temperature Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Nb-Based Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Magnesium Diboride Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Chevrel Phases Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Introduction to Section C: High-Temperature Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  23:  YBCO  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Bismuth-Based Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  25:  TIBCCO Download PDF
Chapter  26:  HgBCCO Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Iron-Based Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Hydrides Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Introduction to Section D: Other Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Unconventional Superconductivity in Heavy Fermion and Ruthenate Materials Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Organic Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Fullerene Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Future High-T Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Fe-Based Chalcogenide Superconductors Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Interface Superconductivity Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Topological Superconductivity Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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