This reference examines the tremendous benefits produced by the use of superconductivity, including the realization of a commercial fusion reactor for the generation of electricity. Providing a comprehensive coverage of superconductivity and magnet design - incorporating background information for beginners as well as research advances for specialists - this work: discusses the historical development of superconductivity and its engineering applications; explains the mechanical properties of the metal matrix composite; describes the important electromagnetic factors for the design of composite superconductors; analyzes the fabrication and optimization of various composite superconductors; and assesses the future development of high Tc oxide superconductors for engineering applicaitons.;This title is intended for: physicists; metallurgists; materials scientists; materials, electrical, mechanical, cryogenic and medical engineers; and graduate students in these disciplines.
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Superconducting properties, Teruo Matsushita and Jack W. Ekin; mechanical properties of composite superconductors, Kozo Osamura; factors for design of composite superconductors, Takeshi Ogasawara; fabrication methods, Peter J. Lee et al; engineering applications, Susumu Shimamoto et al.