About the book
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.