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Superconductivity Of Metals And Alloys (Advanced Books Classics) [Paperback]

P. G. De Gennes
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March 31, 1999 0738201014 978-0738201016
Drawn from the author’s introductory course at the University of Orsay, Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys is intended to explain the basic knowledge of superconductivity for both experimentalists and theoreticians. These notes begin with an elementary discussion of magnetic properties of Type I and Type II superconductors. The microscopic theory is then built up in the Bogolubov language of self-consistent fields. This text provides the classic, fundamental basis for any work in the field of superconductivity.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

About the Author

P. G. De Gennes is Professor of Physics at the Collége de France. He is also the director of the Ecole de Physique et Chimie in Paris. He studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and has served as a research engineer at the Atomic Energy Saclay and as a post-doctoral visitor at the University of California, Berkeley. De Gennes has also been a Professor of Physics at the University of Orsay and is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, the Dutch Academy of Science. He is the author of three books. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1991.

Product Details

  • Series: Advanced Books Classics
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Press (March 31, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738201014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738201016
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,404,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Possibly the best superconductivity book I have ever read. He covers GL equations excellently - he builds them up from Landau theory of phase transitions, by constructing them using the Helmholtz free energy. As far as the microscopic theory goes, BCS is brought from the very beginnings, in a methodical, logical mannar. The book is, however, a little mathematical for most people's tastes. A fair knowledge of quantum mechanics is needed before this book should be read (for example: Dirac notation, matix algebra to mention a few).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everlasting standard for textbook in physics September 30, 2004
By fluxon
It is not possibly the best superconductivity book I have ever read, it is certainly an everlasting standard for a texbook in physics. The generations of superconductivity researchers, including myself, have grown up as scientists upon reading this book. Even now, in the era of high temperature superconductivity, someone new in the field should read this book first.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SUPERCONDUCTIVITY March 25, 2014
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An excellent book when it was written in 1966, but by now almost 50 years later very much out of date.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too advanced for the average Joe March 27, 2008
By Dr Boom
When I saw this book, I thought I had found a book that would explain Superconductivity in a manor that I could experiment with in my spare time. Obviously this book is written for those who have a good background in Theory and college level math; not the weekend garage inventor. With so many formulas to swim through I was lost in references that I had never heard of, not to mention could even put to use with my limited knowledge of the subject. For those out there wanting something simpler, look for a book with more illustrated pictures of the formulas in action and not entire pages of numbers, sub-typed Greek letters and squiggly line graphs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I have never read your books before. but I heard. October 21, 1999
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I am interested in superconductivity and diffusion of superconductivity. I am studying superconductuvitiy and elektrodiffusion.
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