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Editors: Souta Suzuki and Kouki Fukuda
Book Description:
Magnesium diboride (MgB2) is an inexpensive and simple superconductor. Its superconductivity was announced in the journal 'Nature' in March 2001. Its critical temperature of 39 K is the highest amongst conventional superconductors. This material was first synthesized and its structure confirmed in 1953 but its superconducting properties were not discovered until half a century later. Though a conventional (phonon-mediated) superconductor, it is a rather unusual one. Its electronic structure is such that there exist two types of electrons at the Fermi level with widely differing behaviours, one of them being much more strongly superconducting than the other. This is at odds with usual theories of phonon-mediated superconductivity which assume that all electrons behave in the same manner. For this reason, theoretical understanding of the properties of MgB2 has not yet been achieved, particularly so in the presence of a magnetic field. This new book presents leading research in this field.

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Preface

MgB2 Superconductor Research; pp.1-18
(Wei Du, School of Environment and Material Enginnering, Yantai University, China)

Synthetic and Phenomenological Approaches to 2 Dimensional High-Tc Superconductivity in the Layered Cuprates: Design and Creation of 2 Dimensional Hybrid Systemas with Discrete Superconducting-Insulating and Superconducting-Magnetic Subsystems; pp.19-76
(Soon-Jae Kwon, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Giheung-Gu, Korea)

Surveying the Vortex Matter Phase Diagram for Pristine MgB2, and Atomic Substituted Mg1-xAlxB2 and MgB2-xCx Single Crystals; pp.77-116
(D. Stamopoulos and M. Pissas, Institute of Materials Science, Athens, Greece)

Nanocrystalline Microstructure of Mechanically Alloyed MgB2; Superconductor Precursor Powder for Bulk and Tape Fabrication and Implications on the Superconductor; pp.117-132
(W. Habler, O. Perner, C. Fischer, et al., Institute for Metallic Materials, Dresden, Germany and Dresden University of Technology, Department of Physics, Institute for Physics of Solids, Dresden)

Thermal Transients in MgB2 Conductors; pp.133-152
(Antti Stenvall, Risto Mikkonen, Institute of Electromagnetics, Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Theories of Peak Effect and Anomalous Hall Effect in Superconducting MgB2; pp.153-174
(Wei Yeu Chen, Ming Ju Chou, Department of Physics, Tamkang University, Taiwan)

Pinning Enhancement in MgB2 by Addition of Some Metallic Elements;pp.175-210
(Yoshihide Kimishima, Department of Physics, Electrical and Computer Enginnering, Yokohama National University, Japan)

Doping Effects on the Superconducting Properties of Bulk and PIT MgB2; pp.211-246
(Adriana Serquis, German Serrano, Instituto Balseiro - Centro Atomico Bariloche, CONICET, De Bariloche, Argentina)

Optimization of Critical Current Density in MgB2; pp. 247-272
(S.K. Chen, J.L. MacManus-Driscoll, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)

Microwave Response of Ceramic MgB2 Samples; pp. 273-292
(A. Agliolo Gallitto, G. Bonsignore, S. Fricano, et al., Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, University di Palermo, Italy)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-566-9
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