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Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-162-7
Publication date:
1990
Book Chapter

Introduction

By
D.C. Larbalestier
D.C. Larbalestier
L.V. Shubnikov Professor of Superconducting Materials in the Applied Superconductivity Center, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Published:
1990
Page range:
1027 - 1029

Abstract

Since its discovery in the early 1900s, superconductivity has been found in a wide range of materials, including pure metals, alloys, compounds, oxides, and organic materials. A rapid phase of new discovery has quickly produced several new classes of high-temperature superconductors. The potential for applications of superconductors is enormous. This Article gives a brief introduction of superconductivity and the historical development of superconductors. The Article describes how the superconducting state manifests itself in important classes of superconducting materials. It also provides a foundation for understanding the basic science and potential applications of superconductivity. The Article outlines the manufacturing methods, properties and applications of various superconducting materials.

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D.C. Larbalestier, 1990. "Introduction", Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook Committee

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