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Nanostructured Superconductors

  • Guy Deutscher
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Abstract

We review the structure, transport and superconducting properties of compounds composed of small metallic grains connected in different ways. After a short description of the two main kinds of structures, normally granular, random and metal/insulator mixtures, an account is given of their normal state behavior near the metal to insulator transition. Superconductivity in single grains, weakly connected grains and well connected grains is then reviewed. Finally, some remarks are made on the T c enhancement in granular superconductors.

Keywords

Critical Temperature Coherence Length Critical Field Insulator Transition Coulomb Blockade 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Deutscher
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  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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