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High-Temperature Superconductors


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 125)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ajay Kumar Saxena
    Pages 1-41
  3. Ajay Kumar Saxena
    Pages 61-99
  4. Ajay Kumar Saxena
    Pages 101-128
  5. Ajay Kumar Saxena
    Pages 129-162
  6. Ajay Kumar Saxena
    Pages 163-216
  7. Ajay Kumar Saxena
    Pages 217-240
  8. Ajay Kumar Saxena
    Pages 241-244
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 245-255

About this book


This book presents the current knowledge about superconductivity in high Tc cuprate superconductors. There is a large scientific interest and great potential for technological applications. The book discusses all the aspects related to all families of cuprate superconductors discovered so far. Beginning with the phenomenon of superconductivity, the book covers: the structure of cuprate HTSCs, critical currents, flux pinning, synthesis of HTSCs, proximity effect and SQUIDs, possible applications of high Tc superconductors and theories of superconductivity. Though a high Tc theory is still awaited, this book describes the present scenario and BCS and RVB theories.
The second edition was  significantly extended by including film-substrate lattice matching and buffer layer considerations in thin film HTSCs, brick-wall microstructure in the epitaxial films, electronic structure of the CuO2 layer in cuprates, s-wave and d-wave coupling in HTSCs and possible scenarios of theories of high Tc superconductivity.


Application of High-Temperature Superconductors Cuprate High Tc Superconductors High Temperature Superconductors Josephson Effects Proximity Effect Synthesis of Superconductors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. PhysicsAwadhesh Pratap Singh UniversityRewaIndia

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