The discovery of superconductivity in copper oxide perovskite (1) has opened a
new era of research in superconducting materials. This class of materials not only
show high-temperature superconductivity but also show properties that are different
from classical superconductors. This offers a great challenge to understanding
the basic phenomenon that causes superconductivity in these materials and to developing
the appropriate preparation methods so that these can be exploited for a
wide range of applications.
Book "Superconductors - Properties, Technology, and Applications" gives an overview of major problems encountered in this field of study. Most of the material presented in this book is the result of authors' own research that has been carried out over a long period of time. A number of chapters thoroughly describe the fundamental electrical and structural properties of the superconductors as well as the methods researching those properties. The sourcebook comprehensively covers the advanced techniques and concepts of superconductivity. It's intended for a wide range of readers....
The book includes 17 chapters written by noted scientists and young researchers and dealing with various aspects of superconductivity, both theoretical and experimental. The authors tried to demonstrate their original vision and give an insight into the examined problems. A balance between theory and experiment was preserved at least from the formal viewpoint (9 and 8, respectively). The readers should be warned that many of the problems studied here are far from being solved and are treated on the basis of competing viewpoints.
This book contains a collection of works intended to study theoretical and experimental aspects of superconductivity. Here you will find interesting reports on low-Tc superconductors (materials with Tc 30 K). Certainly this book will be useful to encourage further experimental and theoretical researches in superconducting materials