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Editors: Lewis, Paul S.
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Superconductivity is the ability of certain materials to conduct electrical current with no resistance and extremely low losses. High temperature superconductors, such as La2-xSrxCuOx (Tc=40K) and YBa2Cu3O7-x (Tc=90K), were discovered in 1987 and have been actively studied since. In spite of an intense, world-wide, research effort during this time, a complete understanding of the copper oxide (cuprate) materials is still lacking. Many fundamental questions are unanswered, particularly the mechanism by which high-Tc superconductivity occurs. More broadly, the cuprates are in a class of solids with strong electron-electron interactions. An understanding of such "strongly correlated" solids is perhaps the major unsolved problem of condensed matter physics with over ten thousand researchers working on this topic.
High-Tc superconductors also have significant potential for applications in technologies ranging from electric power generation and transmission to digital electronics. This ability to carry large amounts of current can be applied to electric power devices such as motors and generators, and to electricity transmission in power lines. For example, superconductors can carry as much as 100 times the amount of electricity of ordinary copper or aluminum wires of the same size. Many universities, research institutes and companies are working to develop high-Tc superconductivity applications and considerable progress has been made

Table of Contents:
Preface; Interplay Between SC and Magnetism as Origin of High T c in Copper Oxides (L. S. Mazov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures of RAS, Russia); Superconducting Properties of the 2D models with Different Types of Inter-particle Coupling (V. M. Loktev, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukraine; V. Turkowski, CFIF, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal); Transport Theory in the Normal state of high-Tc Superconductors (Andrew Das Arulsamy, National University of Singapore, Singapore); Topological Aspects of High Temperature Superconductivity and Berry Phase (B. Basu, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta); Evidence for Thermal Phase Fluctuations in Low and High Temperature Superconductors (G. Lamura, J. Le Cochec, J.-Y. Laval, J. Bok, Laboratoire de physique du solide, ESPCI, France; A. Gauzzi, F. Licci, Instituto Materiali per Elettronica e Magnetismo- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy; J.-C. Villégier, N. Hadacek, CEA- Grenoble, SPSMS-LCP, France; B. Plaçais, LPMC-ENS, UMR 8551, France; D. Di Castro, A. Bianconi, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFM, Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” Italy); Mass Enhancement versus Dimensionality in the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger Model 9 (Marco Zoli, Insituto Nazionale Fisica della Materia- Universit/’a di Camerino, Italy); MgCNi3: A Conventional and yet Puzzling Superconductor (J.-Y. Lin, Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan ROC; H. D. Yang, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan ROC); Abnormal Temperature Dependence of Elastic Properties of Cuprates Superconductors (Vasilii Gusakov, Institute of Solid State and Semiconductor Physics, Belarus); Neutron Scattering Study of Static Stripe Correlations in 1/8 (M. Fujita, H. Goka, K. Yamada, University of Kyoto); Itinerant Ferromagnetism and Superconductivity (Naoum Karchev, University of Sofia, Bulgaria); Joint Critical Relations for Magnetic, Ferroelectric and Superconducting Systems (M. Matlak, Silesian University, Poland); Superconductivity in Magnetic Field (Maciej M. Maśka, University of Silesia, Poland); Synthesis, Structure, Superconducting and Magnetic Properties of RuSr2LnCu2O8-δ and RuSr2(Ln,Ce)2Cu2O10-δ: A Structural Aspects (Galina M. Kuz’micheva, M.V. Lomonosov State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology, Russia); Finite Temperature Effects on the Quantum Phase Transition in Disordered-Wave Superconductors (M. Crisan, Bolyai University, Romania; D. Bodea, University of Iowa; I. Grosu, Universite Bordeaux, France); Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2004
   ISBN: 1-59033-861-8
  
  
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