History of Superconductivity

  • Chan-Joong Kim


This chapter introduces the history of superconducting phenomena, which formed the topic of a Nobel Prize in Physics. The liquefaction of helium and discoveries of superconducting phenomena by Kamerlingh Onnes, BCS theory, Josephson tunnelling, Type 2 superconductors and the high-Tc superconductors are briefly summarized. It also describes the basic knowledge of superconductivity needed for superconductivity experiments, including zero resistance, persistent current, the Meissner effect, and superconductors of Types 1 and 2


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chan-Joong Kim
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  1. 1.Neutron Utilization Research DivisionKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonKorea (Republic of)

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