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Physics and Materials Science of Vortex States, Flux Pinning and Dynamics : NATO Asi Series, Series E: Applied Sciences - Ram Kossowsky

Physics and Materials Science of Vortex States, Flux Pinning and Dynamics

NATO Asi Series, Series E: Applied Sciences

By: Ram Kossowsky (Editor)

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This book contains most, but regrettably not all, the papers that were presented at the Advanced Research Study Institute, ASI, held at the Fantasia Hotel, Kusadasi, Turkey, July 26 - August 8, 1998. A powerful incentive to the development of vortex physics in superconductors, that has began with Abrikosov Vortices in Shubnikov's Mixed State, was realized after the discovery of the high-Tc superconductivity. Indeed, a number of the most intriguing phenomena and states of the flux line lattice are observed in high-Tc superconducting materials due to their high anisotropy, intrinsically layered crys­ tal structure, extremely small coherence length and the possibility of coexistence of superconducting vortex states with high-energy thermal fluctuation. These pe­ culiarities are demonstrated as the 2D flux line lattice of point-vortices (pan­ cakes), Josephson vortices or strings in parallel and/or tilted magnetic fields, flux line lattice melting into vortex liquid and its freezing into vortex "solid" (e. g. , crystal-or glass-like) state. It is well known, that the main reason for conditioning of the vortex ensemble state and behavior (except the extrinsic factors, such as applied magnetic field or temperature) is a set of intrinsic/extrinsic superconduct­ ing material properties caused by the crystal nature and symmetry, atoms ar­ rangement, anisotropy, as well as by the spectrum of crystal defects, their dimen­ sions, arrangement and density.

List of Sponsors
Preface
Flux Penetration and Pinning
Vortex dynamics
General
Applications
Index
List of Participants
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792356646
ISBN-10: 0792356640
Series: NATO Asi Series, Series E: Applied Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 771
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.99
Weight (kg): 1.08