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Joyce, Bruce A and Raveau, Bernard and Rao, CNR (1997) Electronic materials. In: Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 2 (1). pp. 1-2.

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Superconductors The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in 1986 created the greatest sensation in modern physical science. Since then a vast number of research papers, reviews and books have appeared on this subject. Several superconducting cuprates have been designed and characterized and although we know about the properties of these materials, we still do not have ‘an adequate model to describe these properties, particularly in the normal state. A number of workers have tried to make use of these materials for a variety of applications. While applications in transformers and power generators require high current densities, a number of electronic applications have become possible. One such application is in the area of high-T, superconducting quantum interference device(SQUIDS) fabricated from thin films. Magnetometers based on SQUIDS have been fabricated from thin films of cuprates operating at 77K and they are sufficiently sensitive therefore to be found in a variety of applications in physical and medical sciences. There is considerable scope for work in this area and it is IikeIy chat there will be many more applications for these SQUIDS. Clarke

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2009 05:13
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18930

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