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The Anderson-Higgs Mechanism for the Meissner Effect in Superconductors

  • A. SudbøEmail author

Abstract

In this day and age, when the world recently has celebrated what is most probably the detection of the predicted Higgs-boson of the Standard Model in the Large-Hadron Collider at CERN, it is only fit to mention the Higgs-boson and the Higgs-mechanism in a popular text on superconductivity. The reason is that the Higgs-mechanism plays out in a spectacular manner in the remarkable electrodynamics we find in superconductors, most notably type-II superconductors. Moreover, superconductivity is the first known physical phenomenon (albeit non-relativistic) which is a direct manifestation of what has become known as the Anderson-Higgs mechanism, and which was understood as such.

Keywords

Gauge Field Goldstone Mode Vortex Loop Condensate Density Popular Text 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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