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Superconducting StateMechanisms and Properties$
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Vladimir Z. Kresin, Hans Morawitz, and Stuart A. Wolf

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199652556

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652556.001.0001

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Historical perspective

Historical perspective

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Historical perspective
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Superconducting State
Author(s):

Vladimir Z. Kresin

Hans Morawitz

Stuart A. Wolf

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652556.003.0001

The story of superconductivity started at the beginning of the twentieth century, and recently, scientists celebrated the centenary of the discovery. This chapter describes major breakthroughs since that discovery, the search for the proper explanation, preceded by an appearance of the BCS theory, and the history of the latest developments.

Keywords:   discovery, Meissner state, transition temperature

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