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Superconductivity A Very Short Introduction

Author : Stephen Blundell
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Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious phenomena, this Very Short Introduction also explores the deep implications of the theory, and its potential to revolutionize the physics and technology of the future.

Magnetism A Very Short Introduction

Author : Stephen J. Blundell
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Magnetism is a strange force, mysteriously attracting one object to another apparently through empty space. It has been claimed as a great healer, with magnetic therapies being proposed over the centuries and still popular today. Why are its mysterious important to solve? In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen J. Blundell explains why. For centuries magnetism has been used for various exploits; through compasses it gave us navigation and through motors, generators, and turbines it has given us power. Blundell explores our understanding of electricity and magnetism, from the work of Galvani, Ampere, Faraday, and Tesla, and goes on to explore how Maxwell and Faraday's work led to the unification of electricity and magnetism, thought of as one of the most imaginative developments in theoretical physics. With a discussion of the relationship between magnetism and relativity, quantum magnetism, and its impact on computers and information storage, Blundell shows how magnetism has changed our fundamental understanding of the Universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Materials

Author : Christopher Hall
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The study of materials is a major field of research that supports and drives innovation in technology. Using modern scientific techniques, materials scientists and engineers explore and manipulate materials, and create new ones with remarkable strength and extraordinary optical and electricalproperties. In this Very Short Introduction, Christopher Hall looks at a wide range of materials, from steel, wood, and rubber, to gold, silicon, and graphene, describing how materials are used, how their properties arise from their internal structure, and how useful and novel things are made fromthem. He concludes by looking at how the global scale of materials consumption now threatens the goal of sustainability.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Physics A Very Short Introduction

Author : Sidney Perkowitz
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Physics, the fundamental science of matter and energy, encompasses all levels of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic, and underlies much of the technology around us. Understanding the physics of our universe is an essential aspect of humanity's quest to understand our environment and our place within it. Doing physics enables us to explore the interaction between environment and human society, and can help us to work towards the future sustainability of the planet. This Very Short Introduction provides an overview of how this pervasive science came to be and how it works: who funds it, how physicists are trained and how they think, and how physics supports the technology we all use. Sidney Perkowitz presents the theories and outcomes of pure and applied physics from ideas of the Greek natural philosophers to modern quantum mechanics, cosmology, digital electronics and energy production. Considering its most consequential experiments, including recent results in elementary particles, gravitational waves and materials science, he also discusses outside the lab, the effects of physics on society, culture, and humanity's vision of its place in the universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction to Superconductivity

Author : Michael Tinkham
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Accessible to graduate students and experimental physicists, this volume emphasizes physical arguments and minimizes theoretical formalism. Topics include the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer and Ginzburg-Landau theories, magnetic properties of classic type II superconductors, the Josephson effect, fluctuation effects in classic superconductors, high-temperature superconductors, and nonequilibrium superconductivity. 109 figures. 1996 edition.

CERN Courier

Author : European Organization for Nuclear Research
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The Periodic Table A Very Short Introduction

Author : Eric R. Scerri
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Here, Eric Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table, and how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics, so that, as Scerri puts it, one science, physics, arguably came to colonize another, chemistry, although such a view is resisted by chemists. Scerri shows that quantum mechanics is absolutely central to chemistry, as it underlies the behaviour of all of the elements and their compounds, and therefore underpins the structure of the periodic table. Concluding with an overview of the huge variety of periodic tables that have been proposed in the print media and on the Internet, he explores the debated question of whether there is an optimal periodic table and what form it might take. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Short Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Computation

Author : Michel Le Bellac
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This undergraduate book, first published in 2006, introduces quantum information and computation for physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists.

Acta Physica Polonica

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SQUID 80 Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices and Their Applications

Author : H. D. Hahlbohm
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The History of Physics A Very Short Introduction

Author : J. L. Heilbron
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How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankind's place in the universe to modern massive international projects that hunt down fundamental particles and industrial laboratories that manufacture marvels? This Very Short Introduction introduces us to Islamic astronomers and mathematicians calculating the size of the earth whilst their caliphs conquered much of it; to medieval scholar-theologians investigating light; to Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton, measuring, and trying to explain, the universe. We visit the 'House of Wisdom' in 9th-century Baghdad; Europe's first universities; the courts of the Renaissance; the Scientific Revolution and the academies of the 18th century; and the increasingly specialised world of 20th and 21st century science. Highlighting the shifting relationship between physics, philosophy, mathematics, and technology - and the implications for humankind's self-understanding - Heilbron explores the changing place and purpose of physics in the cultures and societies that have nurtured it over the centuries. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Soviet Physics JETP

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Refrigeration science and technology

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Order Parameter and Density of States in Short Coherence Length Superconductors

Author : Branko Stojkovic
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Introduction to Digital Electronics

Author : Arthur Wu-nien Lo
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Introduction to Superconductivity

Author : Alistair Christopher Rose-Innes
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High Tc Superconductors

Author : J. Dumas
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A wide range of progress in materials development (single crystals, ceramics, thin films, wire and tapes) is reported in the 169 papers in this volume. The main focus of the papers is in attaining a better understanding of the relationship between microstructure and electrical properties.

Proceedings of the MRS International Meeting on Advanced Materials Superconductivity

Author : Masao Dōyama
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Introduction to Superconducting Circuits

Author : Alan M. Kadin
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Superconductivity made accessible-a unique introduction. Does superconductivity have to be hard to understand? No, says Alan Kadin, as he proceeds to make the field accessible to engineers, applied physicists, even undergraduate students in electrical engineering. Setting advanced theories aside, Dr. Kadin uses simple circuit models to develop an understanding of the physics of superconductors, then applies this knowledge to superconducting circuits and systems. He covers cutting-edge circuit applications and materials along with practical examples-giving readers insight into the pros and cons of various superconductors and what superconductivity has to offer for different disciplines. End-of-chapter problems as well as numerous conceptual line drawings, circuit schematics, and plots complement the following topics: * The central role of inductance and kinetic inductance. * Transmission line model for RF and dc properties. * Dual circuit transformations to follow vortex and fluxon motion. * A balanced coverage of low-temperature and high-temperature superconductors. * Both large-scale (power) and small-scale (electronic) applications. * Applications of superconducting devices to electromagnetic radiation detectors. * The use of SPICE to simulate Josephson junctions and circuits. *An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

High Temperature Superconductivity Proceedings of LT 19 Satellite Conference Cambridge 13 15 August 1990

Author : J. Evetts
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High Temperature Superconductivity contains the most up-to-date research in this fast-moving subject. There are contributions from important groups around the world working in this field. The approach is interdisciplinary, ensuring that this book will be of use to a large number of workers in different areas of research. It contains important new contributions from leading workers, including V L Ginzburg, S Amelinckx and N Mott. 135 contributions are included on a wide range of topics, including the following: Synthesis, structure and properties of materials, Processing of thin films and ceramics, Flux movement and critical currents, Applications, High Temperature Superconductivity presents the most recent results in this exciting field, and, because of its interdisciplinary nature, will be of great interest to all workers in low temperature physics, superconductivity, materials science and condensed matter physics. This volume comprises the refereed Proceedings of the LT-19 Satellite Conference, held in Cambridge in August 1990. It contains all the invited papers, and also the oral and poster presentations.