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Navin Khaneja

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Superconductivity Tunneling Cooper Pairs Binding Abriskov Lattice Andreev Reflection London Theory Ginzburg Landau Theory Cuprates Transition Temperature Quantum Computer Superconducting Qubits

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There is a very interesting phenomenon that takes place in solid-state physics when certain metals are cooled below the critical temperature of the order of a few Kelvin. The resistance of these metals completely disappears and they become superconducting.

How does this happen?

This phenomenon whereby many materials exhibit complete loss of electrical resistance when cooled below a characteristic critical temperature [1, 2] is called superconductivity. It was discovered in mercury by Dutch physicist Onnes in 1911. For decades, a fundamental understanding of this phenomenon eluded the many scientists who were working in the field. Then, in the 1950s and 1960s, a remarkably complete and satisfactory theoretical picture of the classic superconductors emerged in terms of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory.

In this book, we aim to bring together the most cutting edge research in the area of superconductivity. These range from microscopic and macroscopic theories to tunneling spectroscopies and Josephson junctions and contemporary topics like high-temperature superconductors to superconducting quantum circuits.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 2nd 2020

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: August 22nd 2020

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Review results due: November 10th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 9th 2021

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About the editor

Navin Khaneja

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Professional Preparation: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Electrical Engineering, B.Tech, 1994 Washington University, St. Louis, Mathematics, M.A., 1996 Washington University, St. Louis & Electrical Engineering, M.S., 1996 Harvard University, Applied Mathematics, M.A., 1999 Harvard University, Applied Mathematics, Ph.d., 2000 Experience: Professor of Systems and Control, July 2017-present, IIT Bombay Gordon Mckay Professor of Electrical Engineering, July 2008-June 2015, Harvard University Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, July 2005-June 2008, Harvard University Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, July 2001-June 2005, Harvard University Assistant Professor of Mathematics, July 2000-June 2001, Dartmouth College Awards: Bessel Prize, Humboldt Foundation, 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 2003 National Science Foundation Career Award, 2001 Jury award for an outstanding thesis in the area of control theory, Harvard University, 2000 National talent search scholarship, awarded by National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT), India, 1988-1994

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