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New Superconductors: From Granular to High Tc: Second Edition

ISBN13: 9789812838896
ISBN: 9812838899
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $44.0
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Published Date:
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Pages: 350

How new are the high Tc superconductors, as compared to the conventional low Tc ones? In what sense are these oxides different from regular metals in their normal state? How different is the mechanism for high Tc superconductivity from the well-known electron-phonon interaction that explains so well superconductivity in metals and alloys? What are the implications of the new features of the high Tc oxides for their practical applications? This interesting book aims to provide some answers to those questions, drawing particularly on similarities between the high Tc oxides and granular superconductors, which also present a short coherence length, a small superfluid density and an inhomogeneous structure.