Best Reference Books – Superconductivity, Materials and Applications

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Superconductivity, Materials and Applications subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Superconductivity, Materials and Applications along with reviews.

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1. “Introduction to Superconductivity” by A C Rose-Innes and E H Rhoderick

Book Review: This book provides a very nice introduction to superconductivity and is a very good textbook at the graduate level. The book contains a dedicated chapter on high temperature semi conductivity. The book also explains the basic working and superconductivity concepts with only the basic knowledge of solid state physics. The book contains chapters on superconductors, zero resistance, diamagnetism, electrodynamics, transition thermodynamics, intermediate state, transport in superconductors, superconductivity microscopic theory and many more.

2. “Science of Engineering Materials” by C M Srivastava and C Srinivasan

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Book Review: This book presents the basic classical and quantum laws on which the properties and materials structure is based. The book covers the basic engineering materials, metals, alloys, semiconductors, polymers, dielectrics, magnetic materials, laser applications and many more. The book also explains the recent nanotechnology applications that have happened in biology, medicine, energy, electronic devices and many more.

3. “Superconductivity” by C P Pool

“Superconductivity” Book Review: The book deals with a wide variety of topics of superconductivity. It can be read by students as well as researchers of the field. A range of topics from classical aspects to fullerenes are covered. Common theoretical aspects are explained. Other topics elucidated include high temperature superconductors, spectroscopy, critical states, transport properties and tunneling. Readers can also find numerous tables and illustrations in the book.

4. “Superconductivity: Basics and Applications to Magnets (Springer Series in Materials Science)” by R G Sharma

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“Superconductivity: Basics and Applications to Magnets (Springer Series in Materials Science)” Book Review: The book focuses on the fundamentals and applications of superconductivity. Graduate students as well as researchers can refer to this book. Phenomenon and theoretical aspects of superconductivity are given special importance. Type II superconductors and high-temperature cuprate superconductors are also covered. Emphasis is laid on applications such as superconducting magnets to accelerators and fusion reactors. Fabrication techniques for future magnetic applications are also highlighted.

5. “Superconductivity: Theory, Materials & Applications (Superconductivity Research and Applications)” by Vladimir Rem Romanovskii

“Superconductivity: Theory, Materials & Applications (Superconductivity Research and Applications)” Book Review: The book talks about various aspects of superconductivity. It can be of use to researchers and students alike. Properties of superconductors such as tunnelling spectroscopy, stability conditions and vortices in high temperature are explained in detail.. Other topics studied are ion modified high-Tc Josephson junctions, squids, metallic superconductors and numerical calculation of trapped magnetic fields.

6. “Superconductivity: Properties, Applications & New Developments (Materials Science and Technologies)” by Paulette Grant

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“Superconductivity: Properties, Applications & New Developments (Materials Science and Technologies)” Book Review: The book deals with superconductivity and related topics. It can be referred to by graduate students and researchers carrying out studies in the field. The contents of the book are covered in a total of 5 chapters. The first two chapters focus on nonmagnetic noncentrosymmetric superconductors such as LaRhSi3, LaIrSi3 and SrFe2As2 and FeTe0.8S0.2 compounds. Further, the book dives into control of the quantum field with the help of nonlinear lattice vibrations with the help of selective excitation. Chapter four discusses the mathematical concepts of Bose-Einstein condensation formalism of a many-fermion system. The book ends with a chapter devoted to microscopic theory of superconductivity.

7. “Superconductivity: Physics and Applications” by Kristian Fossheim and Asle Sudboe

“Superconductivity: Physics and Applications” Book Review: The book accounts for the recent advances in the field of superconductivity. Researchers and scientists can access this book. BCS theory, microscopic theory and low-Tc superconductors are studied. Readers can find a plethora of numerical problems at the end of every chapter enabling them to understand the elucidated concepts better. The book also contains parts of interviews of various key researchers in the field.

8. “Superconductivity: Applications Today & Tomorrow (Chemistry Research and Applications)” by Muralidhar Miryala

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“Superconductivity: Applications Today & Tomorrow (Chemistry Research and Applications)” Book Review: The book in review deals with a plethora of concepts of superconductivity. Scientists, researchers and both undergraduate and graduate level students can refer to this book. The book consists of 16 chapters. High quality control, uniform superconducting bulk materials production by infiltration growth (IG) process, flux pinning, mechanical properties, Maglev, bearing and flywheel, trapped field magnets, magnetic shielding, and pulsed field magnetization are all addressed in the book along with chapters dedicated to Superconducting Quantum Interference Device. Applications as well as fabrication and design aspects of superconducting devices are covered. Solid state and liquid phase reactions for the production of a new class of superconductors are highlighted. Emphasis is laid on the MgB2 superconductor.

9. “MgB2 Superconducting Wires (World Scientific Series in Applications of Superconductivity and Related Phenomena)” by René Flükiger

“MgB2 Superconducting Wires (World Scientific Series in Applications of Superconductivity and Related Phenomena)” Book Review: The focus of the book is on MgB2 superconductor. It can be accessed by students and researchers carrying out studies in the field. The book covers the fundamental properties of the MgB2 superconductor. Fabrication and design strategies are also studied. A wide range of applications including MRI magnets and high current cables. Other topics discussed are permanent magnets, ultrafine wires for space applications and wind generator projects.

10. “Superconductivity and Applications” by Yi-Han Kao and Hoi S Kwok

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“Superconductivity and Applications” Book Review: The book is a collaboration of the various research papers presented at the Third Annual Conference on Superconductivity and Applications, September 19- 21, 1989. It can be of interest to scientists and researchers of the field. Aspects of high temperature superconductivity and the properties of these materials are covered. Processing techniques such as thin film deposition is discussed. Scope of the subject for future relevance is studied.

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