Introduction to Superconductivity

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9780070648777: Introduction to Superconductivity

Appropriate for intermediate or advanced courses in superconductivity, this text offers a complete coverage of superconductivity and serves as an important text and a reliable reference in the physics community. This text is well-known for its accessibility to graduate students and experimental physicists because of emphasized physical arguments and minimized theoretical formalism.

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Using the simplest and most physically intuitive arguments and methods, Introduction to Superconductivity exposes not only graduate students but professionals in academe and industry to the breadth and richness of the phenomenon of superconductivity. Applications as well as fundamental principles are thoroughly covered. The author not only views superconductivity as a macroscopic quantum state, as described by the Ginzburg-Landau phenomenological equation, but also recognizes that the fundamental entity is the paired electrons of the microscopic theory of Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer. Special features include a treatment of varied phenomena in a simple way which keeps the microscopic theory of BCS in the background, and a thorough discussion of magnetic properties of type II superconductors, including dissipative effects and the use of twisted multifilamentary wires. After treating the fundamentals of the Josephson effects, an analysis is given of how the popular RF-biased SQUID magnetometer works. An extensive discussion of fluctuation effects is also included. Major changes in this new edition include the following: new chapter on high temperature superconductors; updated and expanded discussion of the Josephson effect; new chapter on the Josephson effect in mesoscopic junctions; new chapter on nonequilibrium superconductivity; introductory treatment of electrodynamics in London theory level; and the deemphasis of nonlocal electrodynamics. The level of treatment presumes a background in Solid State Physics and Basic Quantum Mechanics and avoids the use of Thermal Green's Functions.

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Book Description McGraw-Hill Inc.,US, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. using the simplest and most physically intuitive arguments and methods, the book exposes not only graduate students but professionals in academe and industry to the breadth and richness of the phenomenon of superconductivity. Applications as well as fundamental principles of thoroughly covered. - Dust jacket blurb the dust jacket has a tear at the top left of both the front panel and the rear panel and rubbing and chipping at the head of the spine. There is no other damage to detail. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 356 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Engineering, Industrial & Trades. ISBN: 0070648778. ISBN/EAN: 9780070648777. Inventory No: 0260761. Bookseller Inventory # 0260761

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