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Microstructure and Properties of High-Temperature Superconductors


  • Comprehensive presentation of all types of HTSC

  • Includes latest modelling and simulation strategies

  • 40% new material included in this new edition


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. I. A. Parinov
    Pages 73-124
  3. I. A. Parinov
    Pages 171-271
  4. I. A. Parinov
    Pages 273-305
  5. I. A. Parinov
    Pages 307-364
  6. I. A. Parinov
    Pages 365-405
  7. I. A. Parinov
    Pages 407-438
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 645-779

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. The new edition has been updated intensively, especially experimental investigations and modeling conductive and elastic properties of HTC superconductors have been added.


High Temperature Superconductors Josephson Junction Microstructure Superconductor Oxide Supercondcutors Properties Superconductor Superconductivity Composition Superconductivity Modelling Superconductivity Simulation Superconductor Composition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Vorovich Mechanics and, Appl. Mathematics Research InstituteSouthern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

About the authors

I.A. Parinov
South-Federal Univ, Russia

Parinov is head of the Strength Physics and Fracture Mechanics lab and is head of Vorovich mechanics and applied Mathematics institute. He published over 130 publications in fracture resistance of structure heterogeneous materials, including HTSC.

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