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Superconductivity in New Materials

Zachary Fisk

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ISBN 10: 0444534253 / ISBN 13: 9780444534255
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2010. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Addresses the exciting developments of superconductivity after 1980. This title demonstrates that progress in superconductivity is to a large extent due to progress in materials synthesis and characterization. It offers a gateway to the developments in the literature. Series: Contemporary Concepts of Condensed Matter Science. Num Pages: 310 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures, graphs. BIC Classification: PHK; TJFD5. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 232 x 161 x 18. Weight in Grams: 556. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780444534255

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Title: Superconductivity in New Materials

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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The discoveries of new superconducting materials, most of them during the last 30 years, have served very much as the context for further developments in theory which continue to the present. In many of these cases, the observations of superconductivity in new materials were completely unexpected and therefore may be regarded as real discoveries. Even the most visible progress, which followed a search using, to some extent, conventional wisdom, was finally rather unexpected – the discovery of high-Tc superconductivity in copper oxides.
 This book presents superconductivity in this materials context and displays some of the underlying simplicity in the materials record that provided fuel for the theoretical developments. Not only is the phenomenon deeply interesting, the metallic systems where it plays out are as well, and superconductivity gives a very interesting window from which to view the nature of electrically conducting materials. The level is not advanced, yet allows the  serious reader to access the current developments in the literature.

  • Addresses in detail the exciting developments after 1980.
  • Demonstrates that progress in superconductivity is to a large extent due to progress in materials synthesis and characterization.
  • Gateway to the current developments in the literature.


"Zachary Fisk and Hans-Rudolf Ott’s edited volume provides a timely review of this field and contains some wonderful articles that chart different aspects of the search for new superconducting materials. For me, a particular highlight was Fisk’s own contribution on superconductivity on the border of magnetism in which he outlines lucidly and clearly exactly how the phenomena compete and why the marginal stability of the 4f shell is so special in leading to Kondo behaviour and the heavy fermion phenomenon."--Contemporary Physics

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