Superconductivity: Theory, Materials and Applications


Vladimir Romanovskii (Editor)
Russian Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Institute for Superconductivity and Solid State Physics, Moscow, Russia

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC039000

This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of superconductivity theory, materials and applications. Topics discussed include tunneling spectroscopy of novel layered superconductors; stability conditions of high-Tc superconductors; a study of the superconducting phase in metallic superconductors; numerical calculation of trapped magnetic field for bulk superconductors; ion modified high-Tc Josephson junctions and SQUIDS; and vortices in high temperature superconductors. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Tunneling Spectroscopy of Novel Layered Superconductors: MgB2, Li0.48(THF)xHfNCl and Related Substances (pp.1-110)
Authors / Editors: (Tomoaki Takasaki, Toshikazu Ekino, Alexander M. Gabovich, Akira Sugimoto, Shoji Yamanaka, Jun Akimitsu, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, and others)
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Chapter 2 – Macroscopic Dynamics and Stability of Thermo-Electrodynamics States Induced in High-Temperature Superconductors by Applied Current (pp.111-198)
Authors / Editors: (V. R. Romanovskii, Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute, NBIK- Center, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 3 – Study of Superconducting State Parameters of Metallic Complexes using Pseudopotential Theory (pp.199-284)
Authors / Editors: (Aditya M. Vora, Humanities and Social Science Department, S. T. B. S. College of Diploma Engineering, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 4 – Normal-State Band Spectrum in Chain-Free High-Temperature Superconductors: Mechanisms of Modification under Changing Sample Composition and Influence of the Normal-State Parameters on the Critical Temperature (pp.285-326)
Authors / Editors: (V. E. Gasumyants, O. A. Martynova, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Polytechnicheskaya, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 5 – Investigations of the Overdoped State in Polycrystalline R1-xCaxBa2Cu3O7-¥ä Samples (R=Y, Gd, Er) (pp.327-362)
Authors / Editors: (E. Nazarova, K. Nenkov, A. Zaleski, K. Buchkov, A. Zahariev, Georgi Nadjakov Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, and others)
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Chapter 6 – Numerical Calculation of Trapped Magnetic Field for Bulk Superconductors (pp.363-380)
Authors / Editors: (Alev Ayd©¥ner, Physics Department, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey)

Chapter 7 – Ion Modified High-Tc -Josephson Junctions and SQUIDs (pp.381-404)
Authors / Editors: (S. S. Tinchev, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 8 – Progress in the Study of Flux Relaxation and Vortex Penetration in Type-II Superconductors (pp.405-418)
Authors / Editors: (Rongchao Ma, Yueteng Ma, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and others)

Chapter 9 – Fast Superconductive Joining of Y-Ba-Cu-O Bulks with High Quality (pp.419-436)
Authors / Editors: (Chai Xiao, Zou Guisheng, Guo Wei, Wu Aiping, Ren Jialie, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology, Ministry of Education of P. R. China, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 10 – Vortices in High Temperature Superconductors: A Phenomenological Approach (pp.437-490)
Authors / Editors: (Madhuparna Karmakar, Bishwajyoti Dey, S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, JD-Block, Kolkata, India, and others)

Chapter 11 – Charge Distribution and Hyperfine Interactions in GdBa2Cu3O7 from First Principles (pp.491-502)
Authors / Editors: (Maciej Luszczek, Faculty of Appled Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

Chapter 12 – Joining of High Temperature Superconducting BSCCO/Ag Tapes (pp.503-512)
Authors / Editors: (Guo Wei, Zou Guisheng, Wu Aiping, Ren Jialie, The School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 13 – Mass Production of Low-Cost LRE-123 Bulk Superconductors: Processing, Flux Pinning and its Application Potential Up to Liquid Argon Temperature (pp.513-534)
Authors / Editors: (Muralidhar Miryala, Masaru Tomita, Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), Applied Superconductivity, Materials Technology Division, Hikari-cho, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 14 – Alternating-Current Susceptibility, Critical-Current Density, London Penetration Depth, and Edge Barrier of a Type-II Superconducting Film (pp.535-564)
Authors / Editors: (D.X. Chen, C. Navau, N. Del-Valle, A. Sanchez, Instituto Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain, and others)

(Shipeng Feng, Beijing Normal University) (a)

Commensurability of Vortices around the Lower Matching Fields in Patterned Superconductors
(Ajay Kumar Ghosh, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India) (a)

Bi-Based Superconductors Fabricated in High Magnetic Fields
(X.Y. Lu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, Akita, Japan) (a)

Recent Development in Bulk LRE-123: Processing, Flux Pining and its Application Potential up to Liquid Oxygen Temperature
(Muralidhar Miryala, Masaru Tomita, Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), Applied Superconductivity, Materials Technology Division, Tokyo, Japan) (a)

Effects of Zn in La214: Exploration of the Nature of the Underlying Electronic Correlations
(Saleh Hasan Naqib, Department of Physics, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh) (a)

(Guo Wei) (a)


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