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By V. L. Ginzburg, E. A. Andryushin

What's superconductivity? How used to be it found? What are the houses of superconductors, how are they utilized now, and the way are they prone to develop into everyday within the close to destiny? those are only a number of the questions which this ebook via prime gurus in the sphere units out to reply to. beginning with the invention of superconductivity over 80 years in the past, the publication publications the reader in the course of the decades of next exploration, correct as much as the most up-to-date sensational findings.

Written in a full of life, nontechnical type, this publication makes excellent history studying for any university or college-level research of superconductivity. The authors paint specified images of the phenomena concerned with out mathematical formalism, attractive in its place to actual instinct.

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A vortex simply “ignores” a single defect atom. An atom is too small for it, and it is only 42 SUPERCONDUCTIVITY “extensive” defects, such as crystal lattice distortions involving a myriad of atoms, that can pin vortices. Then the transport current will flow round the vortices without friction. Sometimes we come across a paradox: To increase the conductivity of a normal metal, metallurgists try to make it as pure and perfect as possible, whereas in order that a superconductor is capable of conducting as large a current as possible without resistance, it should be “worsened” in a special way.

These currents have, so to speak, different “aims” although essentially they are both electric currents. The magnetic field of any current has the same effect upon the superconductivity. 30 SUPERCONDUCTIVITY If a current runs in a bulk superconductor, a magnetic field is also created there by the current. But one of the basic properties of superconductivity, the Meissner effect, just consists of the fact that the magnetic field is forced out of the bulk superconductor. Therefore, the transport current must also be forced out onto the surface.

Circles with points inside show the surface superconducting current Bowing towards us. 72 times (the letter e denotea the base of natural logarithm) is defined as its penetration depth XL. The red line gives the dependence of the current density on the distance &cross the Bat boundary of the superconductor. Table 6. Penetration depth (in angstroms, 1A = 10-8 cm) of the magnetic field at 0 K of several substances. Substance Tin Aluminium Led Mercury Niobium Thallium Peuetration depth AL 510 500 390 380-450 470 920 (A) 32 SUPERCONDUCTIVITY Fig.

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