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Ten Years of Superconductivity : 1980-1990 - H. R. Ott

Ten Years of Superconductivity

1980-1990

By: H. R. Ott (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1993
ISBN: 9780792320678
Number Of Pages: 323

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The unexpected and therefore really amazing discovery of J.G. Bednorz and K.A. Muller, that certain oxide compounds enter a superconducting state at temperatures above 30 K, pushed research on superconductivity into the limelight of science in general in a way that seemed reserved only for high energy or particle physics. It may therefore be expected that this entire review would solely deal with superconductivity at high temperatures, i.e. above the boiling point of hydrogen. Any unexpance in general in a way that seemed reserved only for high energy or particle physics. It may therefore be expected that this entire review would solely deal with superconductivity at high temperatures, i.e. above the boiling point of hydrogen. Any unexpected occurrence of superconductivity is, however, a challenge to scientists interested either in the physics of this phenomenon or in its materials science aspects. In this respect, the eighties have been quite revolutionary in the sense that, on various occasions, superconductivity was discovered in materials whose physical properties were not obviously favourable for adopting this ground state. Therefore, apart from emphasizing the topic of oxide superconductors, this collection of reprints also contains a selection of papers that deal with other subjects, such as coexistence of magnetic order and super-conductivity, heavy electron and organic superconductors. This is all the more justified when we consider that fact that various aspects of superconductivity in high Tc oxide compounds are, or might be, connected with features that are also observed in these other materials. For non-specialists who might be interested in this collection of reprints the Editor briefly reviews the possibilities for identifying superconductivity and discusses some special features of the superconducting state.

` This is an excellent book for the student wanting to become well-versed in the most significant period of time of superconductivity research, as well as those who work in the field who want a complete collection of the most important collection of the most important papers written on the subject. ' RIC News, September 1993

Forewordp. 1
Special Features of the Superconducting Statep. 2
Magnetization M(H)p. 2
Specific Heatp. 3
The Energy Gapp. 4
The London Penetration Depth, The Coherence Lengthp. 5
Superconductivity and Magnetismp. 5
Heavy-Electron Superconductorsp. 7
Organic Superconductorsp. 14
High-T[subscript c] Superconductorsp. 18
Prelude to High-T[subscript c] superconductors: Superconducting ternary oxidesp. 18
SrTiO[subscript 3]p. 18
LiTi[subscipt 2]O[subscript 4]p. 19
[actual symbol not reproducible]p. 19
High-T[subscript c] superconductors: The great step forwardp. 21
[actual symbol not reproducible]p. 21
[actual symbol not reproducible]p. 26
Bi-based Cu-oxidesp. 31
Tl-based compoundsp. 32
General basic issuesp. 32
Concluding Remarksp. 33
Reprinted Articlesp. 35
Other Referencesp. 38
Reprinted Articlesp. 49
Superconductivity in a synthetic organic conductor (TMTSF)[subscript 2]PF[subscript 6]p. 201
Zero-Pressure Organic Superconductor: Di-(Tetramethyltetraselenafulvalenium)-Perchlorate [(TMTSF)[subscript 2]ClO[subscript 4]]p. 205
Superconductivity in a New Family of Organic Conductorsp. 209
Normal-pressure superconductivity in an organic metal (BEDT-TTF)[subscript 2]I[subscript 3] [bis(ethylene dithiolo) tetrathiofulvalene triiodide]p. 213
A New Ambient Pressure Organic Superconductor (BEDT-TTF)[subscript 2]Cu(NCS)[subscript 2] with T[subscript c] above 10p. 218
One-dimensional correlations in organic superconductors: magnetism and superconductivityp. 223
Organic Conductors and Superconductors in High Magnetic Fieldsp. 254
High-Temperature superconductivity in the [actual symbol not reproducible] systemp. 257
Superconductivity in the [actual symbol not reproducible] Systemp. 259
Possible High T[subscript c] Superconductivity in the Ba-La-Cu-O Systemp. 267
High-T[subscript c] Superconductivity of La-Ba-Cu Oxides. II. -Specification of the Superconducting Phasep. 272
Superconductivity Produced by Electron Doping in CuO[subscript 2]-Layered Compoundsp. 274
The Resonating Valence Bond State in La[subscript 2]CuO[subscript 4] and Superconductivityp. 278
Superconductivity at 93 K in a New Mixed-Phase Y-Ba-Cu-O Compound System at Ambient Pressurep. 281
Flux Trapping and Superconductive Glass State in [actual symbol not reproducible]p. 284
Thermally Activated Dissipation in [actual symbol not reproducible]p. 288
SQUID Picovoltometry of [actual symbol not reproducible] Single Crystals: Evidence for a Finite-Temperature Phase Transition in the High-Field Vortex Statep. 292
High-Resolution Photoemission Study of the Low-Energy Excitations Reflecting the Superconducting State of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Single Crystalp. 296
Superconductivity in the Bi-Sr-Cu-O Systemp. 300
A New High-T[subscript c] Oxide Superconductor without a Rare Earth Elementp. 303
Superconductivity in the rare-earth-free Tl-Ba-Cu-O system above liquid nitrogen temperaturep. 305
Bulk Superconductivity at 125 K in [actual symbol not reproducible]p. 309
Superconducting Ground State of Noninteracting Particles Obeying Fractional Statisticsp. 313
Author Indexp. 317
Subject Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792320678
ISBN-10: 0792320670
Series: PERSPECTIVES IN CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 30th April 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73