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Superconductors

  • Teruo Matsushita
Chapter
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

A superconductor is a material that loses its electric resistance when cooled below a characteristic temperature called the critical temperature. Many elements, alloys and compounds are superconductors. This state of zero resistivity is called the superconducting state. A superconductor has not only this property but also perfect diamagnetism. That is, when a magnetic flux density is applied to a superconductor, the interior magnetic flux density is zero:

Keywords

Magnetic Flux Vector Potential Central Axis Surface Current Density Superconductor Surface 
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© Springer Japan 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teruo Matsushita
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & ElectronicsKyushu Institute of TechnologyIizukaJapan

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