High Temperature Superconductivity provides a broad survey of high temperature superconductivity, discussing the adaptations of experimental and theoretical techniques and methods that take advantage of the revolutionary properties of high temperature superconductors. Distinguished engineers, chemists, and experimental and theoretical physicists introduce their own particular area of the field before going on to explain current theories and techniques.
The book is divided into three sections: materials, mechanisms, and devices. Topics covered include synthetic approaches to the growth of new materials; optical, magnetic, and electrical characterization of synthesized materials; strong correlations; the magnon pairing mechanism; and technical background of device performance in new materials. A coherent introduction to high temperature superconductivity, this volume will be invaluable to researchers in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering.
An introduction to superconductivity and passive microwave devices (J R Waldram). Flux quantisation; mixed states; Josephson effect; SQUIDs (C E Gough). Critical currents in cuprate superconductors (A M Campbell). Chemistry of oxide superconductors (A W Sleight). Transition metal oxides and high temperature superconductors (G A Sawatzky). Optical properties of insulators and metals with copper oxide planes (G A Thomas). Experimental studies of magnetic properties of cuprates (H Alloul). The spin polaron model and the comparison with liquid helium (N F Mott). Strong correlations and high temperature superconductivity (V J Emery). Introduction to the theory of strongly correlated electrons (T M Rice). The quantum chemistry view of high temperature superconductors (W A Goddard III).