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Basics and Applications to Magnets

  • Describes design and application of superconducting magnets in accelerators and fusion reactors

  • Focusses on the application to superconducting magnets in accelerators and fusion reactors

  • Explains various types of superconductors


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 214)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 1-12
  3. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 13-48
  4. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 49-69
  5. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 109-133
  6. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 135-199
  7. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 201-255
  8. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 257-303
  9. R. G. Sharma
    Pages 305-357
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 405-414

About this book


This book presents the basics and applications of superconducting magnets. It explains the phenomenon of superconductivity, theories of superconductivity, type II superconductors and high-temperature cuprate superconductors. The main focus of the book is on the application to superconducting magnets to accelerators and fusion reactors and other applications of superconducting magnets. The thermal and electromagnetic stability criteria of the conductors and the present status of the fabrication techniques for future magnet applications are addressed. The book is based on the long experience of the author in studying superconducting materials, building magnets and numerous lectures delivered to scholars. A researcher and graduate student will enjoy reading the book to learn various aspects of magnet applications of superconductivity. The book provides the knowledge in the field of applied superconductivity in a comprehensive way.


High-Tc Superconductors High-temperature Cuprate Superconductors Industrial Superconductors Phenomenon of Superconductivity Superconducting Magnets Superconducting Magnets in Accelerators Superconducting Magnets in Fusion Reactors Theories of Superconductivity Type ll Superconductors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Cryogenics and Applied Superconductivity Laboratory, Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi, India andPreviously at National Physical LaboratoryNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information


“This is an excellent book for young researchers who want to get a clear knowledge about low-temperature measurements and experimental techniques, magnetic applications, and superconductivity. … This book can be useful for master’s level students, and to some extent for bachelor’s level students as a reference for the fundamentals of superconductivity, applications, and designs of superconducting. I strongly recommend this book to all scientists interested in superconductivity.” (K. Kamala Bharathi, MRS Bulletin, Vol. 40, September, 2015)