100 Years of Superconductivity (Hardcover)

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By Horst Rogalla (Editor), Peter H. Kes (Editor)
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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.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781439849460
ISBN-10: 1439849463
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: November 11th, 2011
Pages: 864
Language: English