Microstructure and Properties of High-Temperature Superconductors

  • Ivan A. Parinov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 485-583

About this book


The main features of high-temperature superconductors (HTSC) that define their properties are intrinsic brittleness of oxide cuprates, the layered anisotropic structure and the supershort coherence length. Taking into account these features, this treatise presents research into HTSC microstructure and properties, and also explores the possibilities of optimization of the preparation techniques and superconducting compositions. The "composition-technique-experiment-theory-model," employed here, assumes considerable HTSC defectiveness and structure heterogeneity and helps to draw a comprehensive picture of modern representations of the microstructure, strength and the related structure-sensitive properties of the materials considered. Special attention is devoted to the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O and Y-Ba-Cu-O families, which currently offer the most promising applications. Including a great number of illustrations and references, this monograph addresses students, post-graduate students and specialists, taking part in the development, preparation and research of new materials. This English-language edition incorporates key developments reported since the original Russian-language edition (2004).


HTS High-temperature superconductors Josephson junction Microstructure Structure-sensitive properties Superconductor classification development

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivan A. Parinov
    • 1
  1. 1.Vorovich Mechanics & Applied Mathematics Research InstituteSouth Federal UniversityStachki Avenue 200/1Russia 344090

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