High-temperature superconductivity-ten years on
Authors: Ford, P. J.; Saunders, G. A.
Source: Contemporary Physics, Volume 38, Number 1, 1 January 1997 , pp. 63-81(19)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:It is now some 10 years since the first high-temperature superconductors were discovered. This article describes the background leading to their discovery and the heady events of the first few years. The two-dimensional layer-like structure of these materials is emphasized. Their basic properties are described as well as our present theoretical understanding of the physical nature of their superconducting behaviour. A discussion is given of their applications and likely future developments.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1997