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Title BCS : 50 years / edited by Leon N. Cooper, Dmitri Feldman
Published New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (ix, 575 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Remembrance of superconductivity past / L.N. Cooper -- The road to BCS / J.R. Schrieffer -- Development of concepts in superconductivity / J. Bardeen -- Failed theories of superconductivity / J. Schmalian -- Nuclear magnetic resonance and the BCS theory / C.P. Slichter -- Superconductivity : from electron interaction to nuclear superfluidity / D. Pines -- Developing BCS ideas in the former Soviet Union / L.P. Gor'kov -- BCS : the scientific "love of my life" / P.W. Anderson -- SQUIDS : then and now / J. Clarke -- Resistance in superconductors / B.I. Halperin, G. Refael, E. Demler -- Cooper pair breaking / P. Fulde -- Superconductor-insulator transitions / A.M. Goldman -- Novel phases of vortices in superconductors / P. Le Doussal -- Breaking translational invariance by population imbalance : the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov states / G. Zwicknagl, J. Wosnitza -- Predicting and explaining T[superscript c] and other properties of BCS superconductors / M.L. Cohen -- The evolution of HCS : T[superscript c]-experiment perspectives / C.W. Chu -- The evolution of high-temperature superconductivity : theory perspective / E. Abrahams -- The superfluid phases of liquid ³He : BCS theory / A.J. Leggett -- Superfluidity in a gas of strongly interacting fermions / W. Ketterle [and others] -- BCS from nuclei and neutron stars to quark matter and cold atoms / G. Baym -- Energy gap, mass gap, and spontaneous symmetry breaking / Y. Nambu -- BCS as foundation and inspiration : the transmutation of symmetry / F. Wilczek -- From BCS to the LHC / S. Weinberg
Summary The BCS theory of superconductivity developed in 1957 by Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer has been remarkably successful in explaining the properties of superconductors. In addition, concepts from BCS have been incorporated into diverse fields of physics, from nuclear physics and dense quark matter to the current standard model. Practical applications include SQUIDs, magnetic resonance imaging, superconducting electronics and the transmission of electricity. This invaluable book is a compilation of both a historical account and a discussion of the current state of theory and experiment. With contributions from many prominent scientists, it aims to introduce students and researchers to the origins, the impact and the current state of the BCS theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Superconductivity -- History
Superconductors -- History
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Superconductors & Superconductivity.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Cooper, Leon N
Felʹdman, D. Ė. (Dmitriĭ Ėduardovich)
LC no. 2010038551
ISBN 9789814304665