What is a supermaterial? A concise definition is by no means obvious, but a clue can be obtained from the topics discussed here..
In addition to superconductors, the reader will encounter magnetic effects of many kinds, including giant and even colossal ones, organic conductors, photoconductors, and even 400-year-old Japanese ceramics. Processing is a prominent pursuit in supermaterials research, especially but not exclusively of the superconductors. The papers on characterisation and theory break new ground, particularly in pursuit of new optoelectronic phenomena. The parade of new materials recently synthesised, often containing four or more elements, is surprising. But it is in it reporting of new applications that the book stands out: from circuits to sensors, supermaterials are making their impact on society.
Preface. Electrical Properties of Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Devices with High Permittivity Gate Dielectric Layers; M. Houssa, et al. Phase-Field Modelling of Evolving Microstructures; G.J. Schmitz. Structure-Properties Relationships for Manganese Perovskites; B. Dabrowski, et al. Vibronic Phenomena at Localized-Itinerant and Mott-Hubbard Transitions; J.B. Goodenough, J.-S. Zhou. New Advanced Materials of La1.2(Sr1.8-xCax)Mn2O7 With Colossal Magnetoresistance; R.-S. Liu, et al. Influence of Microstructure and Magnetic State on Low Temperature Magnetoresistance Properties of Bulk La0.7-x£/YY£xCa0.3MnO3; F. Damay, et al. Tayloring the Properties of Layered Oxides: Toward High-Tc Nanoengineering; D. Pavuna. Hole Doping Effect on the Magnetic Electric and Thermoelectric Properties of La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7: (0.3S. Nakamae, et al. Lithium Intercalation Into the Bi-2212 Phase Through Electrochemical Method: Chemical Substitution/Doping into the Bi-Based High-Tc Superconductors; J. Takada. High Temperature Solution Growth of Oxide Single Crystals for Optoelectronics; A. Majchrowski. Copper Signals by EPR in La1.85M0.15CuO4 Diluted in LaMA1O4 (M=Sr, Ba); P. Odier, et al. Magnetization in High Magnetic Field and Critical Magnetic Behaviour in Nanostructured Magnetic Oxides; I. Nedkov. High Performances Oxide Ion Conductors with Covalent Framework and Liquid-Like Ionic Network; R.N. Vannier, et al. Electronic Criterion for the Effectiveness of Lithium Intercalation in Transition Metal Compounds; J. Molenda. Dysprosium Substitution in Bi-Based 2223 Materials: The Role of the Superconducting Layer Charge Distribution for Inducing a Structural Phase Transition; R. Cloots, et al. Crystal Growth and Some Properties of REMe3 Compounds (RE=Rare Earth, Me-Sn, Pb, Ga, and In); Z. Kletowski. Particular Aspects in NiMnSb Semi-Magnetic Alloy Related to the Growth Conditions: Review of Some Experimental Results; C. Grigorescu, et al. One of Possible Applications of High-Tc Superconductors; A.V. Nikulov. Order Parameter Symmetry and Low-Temperature Asymptotics for Mesoscopically Non Homogeneous Superconductors: Low-Temperature Asymptotics for Superconductors; A.M. Gabovich, A.I. Voitenko. Field Dependent Exponents of Superconducting Fluctuations; M. Ausloos, M. Pekala. List of Participants.
Series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 31st January 2001
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.35