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.
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
Superconductivity was discovered 1911 by Kamerlingh Onnes. During the last century,
the history of superconductivity has been full of theoretical challenges and practical
developments. In 1986, the discovery of Bednorz and Müller of an oxide superconductor
with critical temperature (Tc) approximately equal to 35 K, has given a novel
impetus to this fascinating subject. Since this discovery, there are a great number of laboratories
all over the world involved in research of superconductors with high Tc
values, the so-called “high-Tc superconductors”....
The history of superconductivity is full of theoretical challenges and practical developments.
Superconductivity was discovered in 1911 by Kamerlingh Onnes. About 75
years after this breakthrough, in 1986, it has been synthesized by Bednorz and Müller,
an oxide superconductor with critical temperature (Tc) approximately equal to 35 K.