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100 Years of Superconductivity

100 YEARS OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY

by: Rogalla, Horst
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Even a hundred years after its discovery, superconductivity continues to bring us new surprises, from superconducting magnets used in MRI to quantum detectors in electronics. 100 Years of Superconductivity presents a comprehensive collection of topics on nearly all the subdisciplines of superconductivity. Tracing the historical developments in superconductivity, the book includes contributions from many pioneers who are responsible for important steps forward in the field. The text first discusses interesting stories of the discovery and gradual progress of theory and experimentation. Emphasizing key developments in the early 1950s and 1960s, the book looks at how superconductivity started to permeate society and how most of today’s applications are based on the innovations of those years. It also explores the genuine revolution that occurred with the discovery of high temperature superconductors, leading to emerging applications in power storage and fusion reactors. Superconductivity has become a vast field and this full-color book shows how far it has come in the past 100 years. Along with reviewing significant research and experiments, leading scientists share their insight and experiences working in this exciting and evolving area. Review the book is a retrospective chronicling 100 years of serendipitous discoveries and intellectual triumphs?and technological breakthroughs that Onnes could not have imagined in 1911. … From start to finish, the book includes historical vignettes, provides a comprehensive introduction to the science and technology behind a wide range of applications, and presents authoritative and often personal accounts of specialists in the field. The insights and anecdotes captured in 100 Years of Superconductivity will be a delight to those engaged in the field and a significant resource to historians.?Richard Kautz, Physics Today, July 2012 "Students entering the field and working scientists who use or want to use the technology will benefit from the many points of view. Specialists may also find this large compendium a useful reference. Historians of science and technology will probably find the volume of permanent value as a snapshot of the field at the century mark. Summing Up: Highly recommended."? CHOICE Magazine, July 2012 About the Author Horst Rogalla is a professor at the University of Twente and a research professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Peter H. Kes is a professor in the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory at Leiden University.

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Product Code: 9781439849460
ISBN: 1439849463
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: 2011-11-11
Number of Pages: 864 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 7.32 x 1.57 x 10.24 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds