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Introduction to High-Temperature Superconductivity : Selected Topics in Superconductivity - T. Sheahen

Introduction to High-Temperature Superconductivity

Selected Topics in Superconductivity


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High temperature superconductivity (HTSC) hast he potential todramatically impact many commercial markets, including the electric power industry. Since 1987, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has supported aprogram to develop HTSC applications fort he power industry. The purpose ofEPRI is to manage technical research and development programs to improve power production, distribution, and use. The institute is supported by the voluntary contributions ofs ome7 00 electric utilities and has over 600 utility technical experts as advisors. One objectiveo f EPRI's HTSC program is to ed ucate utility engineers andexecutives on the technical issues related to HTSC materials and the supporting technologies needed for their application. To accomplish this, Argonne National Laboratory was commissioned to preparea series of monthly re ports that would explain th e significanceo f recent advances in HTSC. Acomponent o f each report was a tutorial on some aspect of the HTSC field. Topics ranged from the various ways that thin films are deposited tot he mechanisms used to operatem ajor cryogenic systems. The tutorials became very popularw ithin the utility industry. Surprisingly, the reports also became popular with scientists at universities, corporate labo ratories, and thenational laboratories. A lthough these researchers are quite experienced in one aspect of the technology, they are nots ostron g inothers. Itw ast he diversity and thoroughness ofthe tutorials that made them so valuable.

`Covers the full range of properties of HTS....belongs on the desk of every scientist and engineer working with HTS.' MRS Bulletin `Because of HTSCs potential for a strong impact on business and society, it is important that new and working engineers become knowledgeable in the technology. This book will become an invaluable resource for understanding the fundamental characteristics of the materials and how they can be used.' from the Foreword by Donald W. Von Dollen, Electric Power Research Institute

Introduction and Overview
Magnetism and Currents in Superconductors
Industrial Applications
Sensitive Applications
Basic Concepts of Theory of Superconductivity
The New Superconductors
Phase Equilibrium
Effects of Doping
Mechanical Properties
Theory of HTSCs
Weak Links
Flux Pinning
Processing Methods
Protecting Against Damage
AC Losses
Transmission Lines
Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage
Electric Motors
Fault Current Limiters
New Refrigerators
Applications to Measurement and Process Control
High Magnetic Fields
Organic Superconductors
Aerospace Applications
Appendix A. Measurement of Critical Current
Appendix B. Magnetic Measurements Upon Warming or Cooling
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ISBN: 9780306447938
ISBN-10: 0306447932
Series: Selected Topics in Superconductivity
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 580
Published: 30th September 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.88 x 17.5  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.24
Edition Number: 22