100 years of superconductivity by Horst Rogalla, Peter H. Kes

By Horst Rogalla, Peter H. Kes

Even 100 years after its discovery, superconductivity keeps to convey us new surprises, from superconducting magnets utilized in MRI to quantum detectors in electronics. 100 Years of Superconductivity offers a complete number of issues on approximately the entire subdisciplines of superconductivity. Tracing the old advancements in superconductivity, the ebook contains contributions from many pioneers who're chargeable for vital steps ahead within the field.

The textual content first discusses fascinating tales of the invention and slow growth of thought and experimentation. Emphasizing key advancements within the early Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, the ebook seems to be at how superconductivity began to permeate society and the way such a lot of today’s purposes are in accordance with the options of these years. It additionally explores the true revolution that happened with the invention of hot temperature superconductors, resulting in rising functions in energy garage and fusion reactors.

Superconductivity has turn into an unlimited box and this full-color publication exhibits how a ways it has are available the prior a hundred years. besides reviewing major learn and experiments, major scientists proportion their perception and reports operating during this interesting and evolving area.

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Assisted by Ochsenfeld he wanted to detect the changes in the magnetic field strength between two parallel, cylindrical su37 38 F. London, Superfluids, vol. I, Dover, New York (1961) §2; 1 st edition, John Wiley, New York (1950) W. Meissner, R. Ochsenfeld, Naturwissenschaften 21 (1933) 787 100 Years of Superconductivity 19 perconductors as they passed the transition to the superconducting state. In fact, Max von Laue, who was consultant at the PTR, had proposed to do the experiments and also assisted by calculating the expected field distribution outside the cylinders.

1 1 29 50 50 The Discovery and Early History of Superconductivity Rudolf de Bruyn Ouboter, Dirk van Delft and Peter H. 1 The Real Story On July 10, 1908, in his laboratory at Leiden University, the great Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853–1926) experienced the most glorious moment of his career1 . That day, after 25 years of hard work and perseverance, of building up from scratch a cryogenic laboratory and organizing superb technical support to run it, he liquefied helium, opening up an entire new research field of low temperature physics.

5 mm2 . Kamerlingh Onnes concluded correctly that the current density was the important quantity, but the value he computed, 30 A/mm2 , was far too low. 2. 2 Elemental Superconductors The outbreak of the Great War in 1914 resulted in a period of silence which lasted until the mid 1920s. The only progress made was Silsbee’s explanation23 of the linear relation between the (critical) threshold current of a tin wire and its diameter17 . Silsbee proposed that superconductivity would be disturbed when the magnetic field at the surface produced by the current through the wire equals the critical value µ0 Hc at the temperature considered, where µ0 is the magnetic permeability of free space.

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