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High Temperature Superconductivity

The Road to Higher Critical Temperature


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 213)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shin-ichi Uchida
    Pages 1-5
  3. Shin-ichi Uchida
    Pages 23-59
  4. Shin-ichi Uchida
    Pages 61-85
  5. Shin-ichi Uchida
    Pages 87-92

About this book


This book presents an overview of material-specific factors that influence Tc and give rise to diverse Tc values for copper oxides and iron-based high- Tc superconductors on the basis of more than 25 years of experimental data, to most of which the author has made important contributions. The book then explains why both compounds are distinct from others with similar crystal structure and whether or not one can enhance Tc, which in turn gives a hint on the unresolved pairing mechanism. This is an unprecedented new approach to the problem of high-temperature superconductivity and thus will be inspiring to both specialists and non-specialists interested in this field.


Readers will receive in-depth information on the past, present, and future of high-temperature superconductors, along with special, updated information on what the real highest Tc values are and particularly on the possibility of enhancing Tc for each member material, which is important for application. At this time, the highest Tc has not been improved for 20 years, and no new superconductors have been discovered for 5 years. This book will encourage researchers as well as graduate-course students not to give up on the challenges in the future of high- Tc superconductivity.


Copper Oxide Superconductors Cuprate Superconductors Factors which Influence Tc High-Tc Superconductivity High-Tc Superconductivity Review High-temperature Superconductors Iron-based Superconductors Physics of Doping into Parent Compounds

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics Graduate School of ScienceThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

About the authors

Dr.Professor. Shin-ichi Uchida
Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science,
University of Tokyo

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