This book contains a full exposition of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory and its experimental verification, the Ginzburg-Landau theory, and the Gor'kov treatment of superconductivity. It discusses the fundamental experiments on macroscopic quantum phenomena and the Josephson effect.
Table of Contents
"Early Experiments and Phenomenological Theories, B. S. Chandrasekhar The Theory of Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer, G. Rickayzen Equilibrium Properties: Comparison of Experimental Results with Prediction of the BCS Theory, R. Meservey and B. B. Schwartz Nonequilibrium Properties: Comparison of Experimental Results with Predictions of the BCS Theory, D. M. Ginsberg and L. C. Hebel The Green's Function Method, Vinay Ambegaokar The Ginzburg-Landau Equations and Their Extensions, N. R. Wethamer Collective Modes in Superconductors, Paul C. Martin Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena, James E. Mercereau Weakly Coupled Superconductors, B. D. Josephson The Electron-Phonon Interaction and Strong-Coupling Superconductors, Douglas J. Scalapino Tunneling and Strong-Coupling Superconductivity, W. L. McMillan and J. M. Rowell Superconductivity in Low-Carrier-Density Systems: Degenerate Semiconductors, Marvin L. Cohen Superconductivity in the Transition metals: Theory and Experiment, . Gladstone, M. A. Jensen, and J. R. Schrieffer Theory of Type II Superconductors, Alexander L. Fetter and Pierre C. Hohenberg Type II Superconductors: Experiments, Bernard Serin Boundary Effects and Small Specimens, . P. Burger and D. Saint-James Proximity Effects, G. Deutscher and P. G. de Gennes Gapless Superconductivity, Kazumi Maki Flux Flow and Irreversible Effects, Y. B. Kim and M. J. Stephen A Comparison of the Properties of Superconductors and Superfluid Helium, W. F. Vinen The Intermediate State in Type I Superconductors, . D. Livingston and W. DeSorbo Superconducting Devices, . L. Newhouse Superconductivity in the Past and the Future, P. W. Anderson Appendix: Second Quantization, Vinay Ambegaokar "
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