New Book Discusses Materials Science, Physics and Applications of Superconductors

The effect of temperature on the performance of superconductors has been an area that has attracted significant research with notable interest from the U.S. Department of Energy. The increasing amount of attention high temperature superconductors have received is in direct correlation with their potential being harnessed in device and power applications.

High temperature superconductors from Woodhead Publishing summaries the material science and physics of all of the most important high temperature superconductors as well as discussing material growth, properties and applications. Fundamental characteristics of high temperature superconductors and high TC films are explored in the context of deposition technologies, transport properties and optical conductivity.

The properties of high temperature superconductors are further examined with a specific focus on growth techniques. A specific chapter assesses electron-doped cuprates as high temperature superconductors highlights superconducting properties, electronic structure and spectroscopy. A variety of applications of high temperature superconductors are reviewed with a particular focus on high T-C Josephson-junctions and microwave filters.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this book is an invaluable resource for those researching high temperature superconductors, in industry and academia as well as for physicists, materials scientists and engineers working in this field, as well as in areas of industrial application, such as electronic devices and power transmission.

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