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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

Principles of Superconductivity

By
William H. Warnes
William H. Warnes
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Center for Advanced Materials Research, Oregon State University
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Published:
1990
Page range:
1030 - 1042

Abstract

Superconductivity has been found in a wide range of materials, including pure metals, alloys, compounds, oxides, and organic materials. Providing information on the basic principles, this Article discusses the theoretical background, types of superconductors, and critical parameters of superconductivity. It discusses the magnetic properties of selected superconductors and types of stabilization, including cryogenic stability, adiabatic stability, and dynamic stability. The Article also focuses on alternating current losses in superconductors, including hysteresis loss, penetration loss, eddy current loss, and radio frequency loss. Furthermore, the Article describes the flux pinning phenomenon and Josephson effects.

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William H. Warnes, 1990. "Principles of Superconductivity", Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook Committee

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