This book will help readers understand thermodynamic properties caused by magnetic fields. Providing a concise review of time independent magnetic fields, it goes on to discuss the thermodynamic properties of magnetizing materials of different shapes, and finally, the equilibrium properties of superconductors of different shapes and also of different sizes.
Chapters are accompanied by problems illustrating the applications of the principles to optimize and enhance understanding. This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers specializing in thermodynamics, solid state physics, magnetism, and superconductivity.
- The first book to provide comprehensive coverage of thermodynamics in magnetic fields, only previously available, in part, in journal articles
- Chapters include problems and worked solutions demonstrating real questions in contemporary superconductivity, such as properties of vortex matter
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Magnetic Fields in Regular Matter. 2. Thermodynamic Potentials In Magnetic Fields. 3. Diamagnetism in Superconductors. 4. Concluding remarks.
Vladimir F. Kozhevnikov is a visiting researcher at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a retired professor of Tulsa Community College, USA. He received his PhD from the Moscow Aviation Institute and Sc.D. in physics and mathematics from the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Russia. His research interests primarily include superconductivity, phase transitions and critical phenomena, and thermodynamics. Dr. Kozhevikov has published over 60 papers and was the recipient of the 'Kurchatov Prize' in 1996.