One hundred years after its discovery by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in April 1911 in Leiden [1], superconductivity is still a fascinating and mysterious topic. Nearly half a century had to pass by until its mechanism in the conventional superconductors with rather low transition temperatures (T c ) could be explained consistently within the theory by Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer (BCS), published in 1957 [2]. Nowadays, most of the unconventional superconductors such as heavy fermions, discovered in 1979 [3], and the famous high temperature cuprate superconductors, discovered in 1986 [4], are far from being understood completely.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Heavy Fermion Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurement Unconventional Superconductor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franziska Hammerath
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  1. 1.DresdenGermany

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