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After the Breakthrough: The Emergence of High-Temperature by Helga Nowotny

By Helga Nowotny

The invention of high-temperature superconductivity used to be hailed as a big clinical step forward, inducing an extraordinary wave of pleasure and expectation one of the clinical neighborhood and within the overseas press. This publication units this learn leap forward in context, and reconstructs the background of the invention. The authors research the emergence of this new learn box and how its improvement used to be formed by means of scientists and technology coverage makers. in addition they study a few of the institutional and nationwide settings during which the learn was once undertaken in addition to contemplating the clinical backgrounds and motivations of researchers who entered the sphere following the unique discovery.

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Type II superconductors were not perfectly diamagnetic; they allowed magnetic flux, quantized in fluxons, to penetrate the material. Both concepts had been developed in the late 1930s in theories on thermodynamics and electromagnetism posited by Ginzburg and Landau as well as by the London brothers. Type I superconductivity vanishes in the presence of weak magnetic fields, rendering it unpromising for applications. e. But another requirement is hardness in response to current-carrying in a magneticfield;that is, thefluxonsmust be pinned to the material rather than moving in it as a current.

The talks were brief, and thefirstround of speakers included members of the five leading groups in the field of superconductivity from IBM, Tokyo, Houston, Beijing, and Bell Labs. They were followed by contributions from theoreticians and experimentalists from other labs. It turned out that nearly every experiment and idea had been duplicated during those hectic months of 1986 and 1987. But several puzzles remained, such as the structure of the new compound Chu had detected. The BCS theory, which had seemed to account for all phenomena linked to superconductivity, was no longer adequate.

An unforgettable event unique in the history of physics, the conference later came to be known as the "Woodstock of physics" (Robinson, 1987). The talks were brief, and thefirstround of speakers included members of the five leading groups in the field of superconductivity from IBM, Tokyo, Houston, Beijing, and Bell Labs. They were followed by contributions from theoreticians and experimentalists from other labs. It turned out that nearly every experiment and idea had been duplicated during those hectic months of 1986 and 1987.

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