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Superconductivity - J. B. Ketterson

Paperback Published: 12th April 1999
ISBN: 9780521565622
Number Of Pages: 512

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This is a text on superconductivity, an area of intense research activity worldwide. The book is in three parts. The first covers the London, Pippard and GinzburgSHLandau theories, which are used to discuss a wide range of phenomena involving surface energies, vorticity, the intermediate and mixed states, boundaries and boundary conditions, the upper critical field in bulk, thin film and anisotropic superconductors, and surface superconductivity. The second part discusses the microscopic theory of Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer. The theory is used to discuss quasi particle tunneling and the Josephson effects from a microscopic point of view. The final part of the book treats nonuniform superconductors using the BogoliubovSHde Gennes approach with which it is possible to extract many important results without invoking Green's function methods. This text will be of great interest to graduate students taking courses in superconductivity, superfluidity, many body theory, and quantum liquids. It will also be of value to research workers in the field of superconductivity.

'I can thoroughly recommend [this book]. It is well written and well structured. If you need a text to bring together the physics of most of the important resulted in superconductivity, this is the text to slay the dragon of dissipated sources.' Dr D. P. Hampshire, Contemporary Physics

Phenomenological Theories of Suoerconductivity
The London-London equation
Pippard's equation
Thermodynamics of type I superconductor
The intermediate state
Surface energy between a normal and a superconducting metal
Quantized vorticity
Type II superconductivity
The Ginzburg-Landau theory
The upper critical field of a type II superconductor
The anisotropic superconductor
Superconductivity in thin slabs
Surface superconductivity
The type II superconductor for H just below Hc2
The Josephson effect
The Josephson lattice in 1D
Vortex structures in layered superconductors
Granular superconductors; the Josephson lattice in 2D and 3D
Wave propagation in Josephson junctions, superlattices and arrays
Flux pinning and flux motion
Time dependent Ginzburg-Landau theory
Fluctuation effects
Ginzburg-Landau theory of an unconventional superfluid
Landau Fermi liquid theory
The Microscopic Theory of a Uniform Superconductor
The Cooper problem: pairing of two electrons above a filled Fermi sea
The Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory of the superconducting ground state
Elementary excitations; the Bogoliubov-Valatin transformation
Calculation of the thermodynamic properties using the Bogoliubov-Valatin method
Quasiparticle tunneling
Pair tunneling: the microscopic theory of the Josephson effects
Simplified discussion of pairing mechanisms
The effect of Coulomb repulsion on Tc
The two band superconductor
Time dependent perturbations
Non equilibrium superconductivity
Non Uniform Superconductors
Bogoliubov's self-consistent potential equations
Self consistency conditions and the free energy
Linearized self consistency and the correlation function
Behaviour of the correlation function in the clean and dirty limits
Self consistency condition
Effects involving electron spin
Boundary conditions
The proximity effect at zero field
Proximity effect in a magnetic field
Derivation of the Ginzburg-Landau theory
Gauge invariance; Diamagnetism in the low field limit
The quasi-classical case
The isolated vortex line
Time dependent Bogoliubov equations
The response of a superconductor to an electromagnetic field
The Bogoliubov equations for an unconventional superfluid
Superfluid 3He
Collective modes in normal and superfluid Fermi systems
Green's functions
Appendix A. The occupation number representation
Appendix B. Some calculations involving the BCS wavefunction
Appendix C. The gap as a perturbation through third order
Additional reading
List of mathematical and physical symbols
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521565622
ISBN-10: 0521565626
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 12th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 18.95  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.91