Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction


Superconductivity--the move of electrical present with out resistance in yes fabrics as temperatures close to absolute zero--is one of many maximum discoveries of twentieth century physics, however it can look impenetrable to those that lack a superb medical heritage. Outlining the attention-grabbing historical past of the way superconductivity used to be came across, and the race to appreciate its many mysterious and counter-intuitive phenomena, Stephen Blundell explains in obtainable phrases the theories which were constructed to provide an explanation for it, and the way they've got prompted different parts of technology, together with the Higgs boson of particle physics and ideas concerning the early Universe. This Very brief creation examines the numerous unusual phenomena saw in superconducting fabrics, the newest advancements in high-temperature superconductivity, the potential for superconductivity to revolutionize the physics and know-how of the longer term, and lots more and plenty extra. it's a interesting detective tale, supplying worthy insights into a few of the private and most pretty rules in physics today.

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