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High Temperature Superconductor Bulk Materials: Fundamentals, Processing, Properties Control, Application Aspects

ISBN: 978-3-527-60741-9
311 pages
May 2006
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With its comprehensive review of the current knowledge and the future requirements in the field, this book presents all the features of bulk high temperature superconducting materials. Starting from physical and chemical fundamentals, the authors move on to portray methods and problems of materials processing, thoroughly working out the characteristic properties of bulk superconductors in contrast to long conductors and films. They provide a wide range of specific materials characteristics with respect to the latest developments and future applications guiding from fundamentals to practical engineering examples.
The authors are all leading international specialists involved in the field of high TC superconductor bulk materials since the beginning. Of utmost interest to engineers, scientists, and PhD students working in this field.
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Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals
2. Growth and melt processing of YBCO
3. Pinning-relevant defects in bulk YBCO
4. Properties of bulk YBCO
5. Trapped fields
6. Improved YBCO based bulk superconductors and functional elements
7. Alternative systems
8. Peak effect
9. Very high trapped fields in YBCO permanent magnets
10. Engineering fundamentals
11. Inherently stable superconducting magnetic bearings
12. Application for electromagnetic energy converters
13. Further applications with HTSC-bulk materials
14. Calculation models for the interaction between magnetic fields and HTSC-bulks
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Author Information

Professor Krabbes leads the Bulk Materials Development Group in the Institute of Solid State Research (IFF) as a part of IFW Dresden. He has authored more than 150 technical publications and 20 patents and was awarded the J H van t'Hoff Medal in Physical Chemistry in 1984 and the PASREG Award of Excellence in 1999. His colleague Guenter Fuchs received the PASREG Award for his outstanding scientific achievements in the field of bulk cuprate superconductors in high magnetic fields in 2003. Wolf-Ruediger Canders heads the Institute for Electrical Machines, Traction and Drives (IMAB) at the University of Braunschweig. Both Hardo May and Ryszard Palka are leading scientists at the IMAB.
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"Dieses Buch erscheint zu einem Zeitpunkt, an dem das Fachgebiet zur Reife gelangt ist. Es grenzt sich deutlich von Lehrbuchern zum Thema ab, indem es einen Schwerpunkt auf interdisziplinare Grundlagen und Anwendungen legt, jedoch quantenmechanische Bezuge oder z.B. die Ginzburg-Landau-Theorie auslasst. Wegen seines breit angelegten Inhalts eignet es sich fur Studierende der Physik, Chemie, Materialwissenschaften und Elektrotechnik in Master- und Promotionsstudiengangen, vor allem weil es die Moglichkeit bietet, anhand der Literaturverweise auch tiefer in eine Thematik einzusteigen. Fur Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure, die sich mit supraleitenden Materialien beschaftigen, dient es als ein nutzliches Nachschlagewerk, das Anregungen geben kann, um neue Anwendungen der Supraleitung zu erschlie?en." Angewandte Chemie
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