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Superconductivity: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition

ISBN: 978-3-527-61851-4
475 pages
July 2008
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This well-respected and established standard work, which has been successful for over three decades, offers a comprehensive introduction into the topic of superconductivity, including its latest developments and applications. The book has been completely revised and thoroughly expanded by Professor Reinhold Kleiner. By dispensing with complicated mathematical derivations, this book is of interest to both science and engineering students.

For almost three decades now, the German version of this book - currently in its sixth edition - has been established as one of the state of the art works on superconductivity.
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Table of Contents

- Fundamental Properties of Superconductors
- Superconducting Elements, Alloys, and Compounds
- Cooper Pairing
- Thermodynamics and Thermal Properties of the
- Superconducting State
- Critical Currents in Type-I and Type-II Superconductors
- Josephson Junctions and their Properties
- Applications of Superconductivity
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Author Information

Professor Werner Buckel (1920-2003) became a professor at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1960 after receiving his PhD at the University of Erlangen. Except for three years which he spent establishing the Institute for Superconductivity at the Research Center in Jülich, Germany, he remained at the Technical University of Karlsruhe until his retirement in 1985. Among other honorary positions, Professor Buckel held the chair of the president of the German Physical Society and the European Physical Society and was a member of the Heidelberg Academy of the Sciences and the Leibnitz Society, Berlin. He died in February 2003.

Professor Reinhold Kleiner, born 1962, studied general physics at the Technical University of Munich, and there received his PhD in 1992 with a thesis on intrinsic Josephson efects in high temperature superconductors. After spending two years at the University of California at Berkeley, he returned to become assistant professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. In 2000, Reinhold Kleiner accepted a position as a full professor for experimental solid-state physics at the physics institute of the University of Tübingen, Germany. His research interests include superconductivity and magnetism, with a focus on Josephson effects and superconducting quantum interferometry.
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New to This Edition

The new edition has been completely revised and is up-to-date.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Comprehensive and legible treatment of the entire field of superconductivity
  • Overview of theoretical concepts
  • Detailed description of all recent applications
  • Covers the high-temperature superconductors (Nobel prize for Physics in 1987)
  • Edition has been completely revised and is up-to-date
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