This volume consists of lectures highlighting fundamentals of advances in superconducting materials, related technologies and applications. Theory, fundamental aspects, advances in materials synthesis, processing and properties are featured, as well as current developments of superconducting components and devices.
Introduction - superconducting materials - history and the future, K. Kitazawa. Mechanism and physical properties of high temperature superconductors: critical temperature, V.Z. Kresin; critical currents in superconductors, M. Murakami; pinning mechanism in high-Tc and conventional superconductors, P.H. Kes et al. High Tc material processing and characteristics: superconducting properties of melt processed LRE-Ba-Cu-O, M. Murakami; innovative techniques in superconducting powders synthesis and their influence on material processing, A. Tampieri and G. Celotti; ceramic processing in high-Tc superconductors, N. Murayama. Applications: cryogenic detectors based on superconducting tunnel junctions, E. Esposito; microwave surface resistance measurements in high-Tc superconductors in a magnetic field, E. Silva; power applications of high temperature superconductors, S. Zannella. (Part contents)