Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction


Superconductivity--the circulation of electrical present with no resistance in sure fabrics as temperatures close to absolute zero--is one of many maximum discoveries of twentieth century physics, however it can appear impenetrable to those that lack a superb clinical history. Outlining the attention-grabbing heritage of ways superconductivity used to be stumbled on, and the race to appreciate its many mysterious and counter-intuitive phenomena, Stephen Blundell explains in available phrases the theories which have been constructed to provide an explanation for it, and the way they've got prompted different components of technological know-how, together with the Higgs boson of particle physics and ideas concerning the early Universe. This Very brief advent examines the various unusual phenomena saw in superconducting fabrics, the newest advancements in high-temperature superconductivity, the potential for superconductivity to revolutionize the physics and expertise of the long run, and lots more and plenty extra. it's a attention-grabbing detective tale, supplying valuable insights into the various private and most pretty principles in physics today.

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