Superconducting State: Mechanisms and Materials
by Vladimir Kresin (Author), Sergei Ovchinnikov (Author), Stuart Wolf (Author)
"A valuable contribution to the field of superconductivity ... this book shows how far it has come in the past 100 years." -- Israel Felner, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, Vol 34 (2021)
This book provides the reader with a detailed theoretical treatment of the key mechanisms of superconductivity, up to the current state of the art (phonons, magnons, plasmons).
In addition, the book describes the properties of key superconducting compounds that are of most interest for science and its applications today. For many years there has been a search for new materials with higher values of the main parameters, such as the critical temperature and the critical current. At present, the possibility to observe superconductivity at room temperature has become perfectly realistic.
The book is especially concerned with high Tc systems, such as the high Tc oxides, hydrides with record values of the critical temperature under high pressure, nanoclusters, etc. A number of interesting novel superconducting systems have been discovered recently. Among them: topological materials, interface systems, intercalated graphene. The book contains rigorous derivations, based on statistical
mechanics and many-body theory.
The book is also providing qualitative explanations of the main concepts and results, which makes it accessible and interesting for a broader readership.
Categories : Solid-State Physics, Electromagnetism
ASIN : B098XZ4QKM
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Edition: 1st ed
Publication date : 2014
Language : English
File : PDF, 3.12 MB
Pages : 277