High-Temperature Superconducting Materials Science and Engineering
This book explores the fascinating field of high-temperature superconductivity. Basic concepts - including experimental techniques and theoretical issues - are discussed in a clear, systematic manner. In addition, the most recent research results in the measurements, materials synthesis and processing, and characterization of physical properties of high-temperature superconductors are presented. Researchers and students alike can use this book as a comprehensive introduction not only to superconductivity but also to materials-related research in electromagnetic ceramics. Special features of the book are as mentioned below. It presents recent developments in vortex-state properties, defects characterization, and phase equilibrium. It introduces basic concepts for experimental techniques at low temperatures and high magnetic fields. It provides a valuable reference for materials-related research. It discusses potential industrial applications of high-temperature superconductivity. It includes novel processing technologies for thin film and bulk materials. It suggests areas of research and specific problems whose solution can make high-T superconductors a practical reality.