Bibliography of Superconductivity
"Critical Currents in Superconductors," Campbell, A. M., and J. E. Evetts:
Phenomena in Quasi-One-Dimensional Superconductors," Tidecks, R.: Springer,
"Dynamics of Josephson Junctions and
K. K.: Gordon and Breach,
"Electrodynamics of High-Temperature Superconductors," by Alan M. Portis, (World Scientific, Singapore, 1993). An excellent overview of both fundamental and applied aspects of microwave electrodynamics of superconductors.
"Foundations of Applied Superconductivity,"
"Fundamentals of Superconductivity," V. Kresin and S. Wolf,
"High-Temperature Superconducting Microwave Circuits," Zhi-Yuan Shen, Artech House (1994).
" High-Temperature Superconductor Thin Films at Microwave Frequencies," by Matthias Hein, (Springer Tracts in Modern Physics, 155), Springer-Verlag (1999).
"Introduction to Superconducting Circuits," Alan M. Kadin, John Wiley & Sons (1999).
"Introduction to Superconductivity," by Michael Tinkham, 2nd Edition, (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996). The textbook for this course. A solid, not too formal, introduction to the physics of superconductors.
"Introduction to Superconductivity," Rose-Innes, A. C., and E. H.
Rhoderick: 2d ed. Pergamon,
Superconductivity and High-Tc Materials," Cyrot, M. and D. Pavuna: World
"Magnetic Flux Structures in
Huebener, R. P.: Springer,
"Methods of Quantum Field Theory in
A. A. Abrikosov, L. P. Gorkov, and
Green's function methods into the theory of superconductivity. The book is the primary reference for the theory of superconducting alloys.
Microwave Device Applications of High-Temperature Superconductors,” M. J.
Transition Approach to High Temperature Superconductivity," T.
Schneider and J. M. Singer,
"Physics and Applications of the
A. Barone and G. Paterno,
"Physics of High Tc
Phillips, J. C.: Academic Press,
"Principles of Superconductive Devices and Circuits," by T. Van Duzer and C. W. Turner, (Elsevier, New York, 1981). A good book for applied superconductivity research. Strengths include a good treatment of superconducting transmission lines and the two fluid model, and extensive use of the Ginzburg-Landau model to understand the basic properties of devices. An introduction to practical applications, especially Josephson junction devices. Has numerous useful graphs and figures.
Theory of Many-Particle Systems," A. L. Fetter and J. D. Walecka, McGraw-Hill Book Company,
Superconductivity for Accelerators,” Hasan Padamsee, Jens Knobloch, and Tom
Hays, John Wiley,
" SQUIDS, the Josephson Effects and Superconducting Electronics," by J.C. Gallop, Adam Hilger (1991).
"States of Matter," Goodstein, D. L.: Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (1975), pp. 371-411 on superconductivity. Useful discussion emphasizing thermodynamic and statistical aspects.
"Statistical Physics Part II," E. M. Lifshitz and L. P.
"Superconducting Magnets," Wilson, M. N.:
"Superconductivity," Lynton, E. A.:
"Superconductivity" Parts I and II, R. Parks, Ed.,
"Superconductivity," by J. B. Ketterson and S. N. Song, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999). The book is in three parts: the first deals with phenomenological aspects of superconductivity, the second with the microscopic theory of uniform superconductors, and the third with the microscopic theory of nonuniform superconductors. It presents a series of important calculations and derivations related to superconductivity.
"Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys," by P. G. deGennes, (Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, 1989). Starts with a good phenomenological introduction to superconductivity through its electromagnetic properties. Interesting treatment of vortices and the critical state. An idiosyncratic and unique treatment of the microscopic theory of superconductivity, followed by development of the Bogolubov-deGennes equations. Concludes with extensive examples of the use of the Ginsburg-Landau equations to solve many problems in superconductivity.
of Metals and Cuprates,” John R. Waldram,
"Superconductivity of Transition Metals," S. V. Vonsovsky, Yu. A. Tzyumov, and E. Z. Kurmaev, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1982).
"Superconductor Electronics," by J. H. Hinken, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988). Mainly concerned with the Josephson Effect and related technologies.
"Superfluidity and Superconductivity," O. R. Tilley and J. Tilley,
"Superfluids," Vol. I and II, F. London,
"Theory of Superconductivity," J. R. Schrieffer,
"Theory of Superconductivity," Rickayzen, G.: Wiley,
"The Theory of Quantum Liquids," Vol. 1. Normal Fermi Liquids, D. Pines and P.
"Transmission Lines For Digital and
Communication Networks," Richard E. Matick, IEEE Press,
"Type II Superconductivity," D. Saint-James, E. J. Thomas and
Pergammon (1969). Likely the best discussion of the high field properties of Type II
superconductors. The Bogoliubov deGennes approach is adopted for the microscopic properties and the discussions of paramagnetic effects and gapless superconductivity are particularly useful. The G-L treatment of surface superconductivity is also recommended.
Ginsberg, D. M.
(ed.): Physical Properties of High
Temperature Superconductors I, II, III, IV, World Scientific,
Bedell, K. S., et al. (eds.): Phenomenology and
Applications of High-Temperature Superconductors, Addison-Wesley,
Grabert, H., and
M. H. Devoret (eds.): Single Charge
Evetts, J. (ed.):
Concise Encyclopedia of Magnetic and
Superconducting Materials, Pergamon,
Ruggiero, S. T.,
and D. A. Rudman (eds.): Superconducting
Devices, Academic Press,
Halley, J. W.
(ed.): Theories of High Temperature
Goldman, A. 54., and S. A. Wolf (eds.): Percolation, Localization, and Superconductivity, Plenum,
Deaver, B., and
J. Ruvalds (eds.): Advances in
Gray, K. E.
(ed.): Nonequilibrium Superconductivity,
Phonons, and Kapitza Boundaries, Plenum,
Ginzburg, V. L.,
and D. A. Kirzhnits (eds.): High
Temperature Superconductivity (1977): translation: Consultants Bureau,
Schwartz, B. B.,
and S. Foner (eds.): Small Scale
Applications of Superconductivity, Plenum,
Newhouse, V. L.
(ed.): Applied Superconductivity, two
vols., Academic Press,
Foner, S., and B. B. Schwartz (eds.): Superconducting Machines and Devices; Large Systems
Parks, R. D.
(ed.): Superconductivity, two vols.,
Blatter, G., M. V. Feigel'man, V. B. Geshkenbein, A. l. Larkin, and V. M. Vinokur: "Vortices in High-Temperature Superconductors," Revs. Mod. Phys. 66, 1125 1388 (1994). An extremely comprehensive and detailed review of the field.
Averin, D. V., and K. K. Likharev, "Single Electronics: Correlated Transfer of Single Electrons and Cooper Pairs in Systems of Small Tunnel Junctions" in B. L. Altshuler, P. A. Lee, and R. A.
(eds.), Mesoscopic Phenomena in Solids,
M. Tinkham and C.
J. Lobb: "Physical Properties of the New Superconductors,"
Carbotte, J. P.: "Properties of Boson-Exchange Superconductors," Revs. Mod. Phys. 62, 1027 (1990). A review of the status of detailed calculations.
Tucker, J. R., and M. J. Feldman: "Quantum Detection at Millimeter Wavelengths, ' Revs. Mod. Phys. 57, 1055 (1985). A review.
Likharev, K. K.: "Superconducting Weak Links," Revs. Mod. Phys. 51, 101 (1979). An often-cited review.
Skocpol, W. J., and M. Tinkham: "Fluctuations Near Superconducting Phase Transitions," Repts. Prog. Phys. 38, 1049 (1975). A review.
Anderson, P. W.:
"The Josephson Effect and Quantum Coherence Measurements in
Superconductors and Superfluids," in C. J. Gorter (ed.), Progress in Low
Temperature Physics, vol. 5, Wiley,
Tinkham, M.: "Superconductivity,' in C. de Witt, B. Dreyfus, and P. G. de Gennes (eds.), Low Temperature Physics, Gordon and Breach, New York (1962), pp. 147-230. A pedagogical presentation at the Les Houches summer school in the early days of BCS.
Bardeen, J.: "Theory of Superconductivity," in S. Flugge (ed.), Handbuch der Physik, vol. 15, Springer Verlag, Berlin (1956). A masterful survey of the state of the theory immediately before BCS.
Applied Superconductivity Conference proceedings
The proceedings of the biennial Applied Superconductivity Conferences provide an ongoing source of up-to-date surveys of the state of the field. Some of the recent ones are found in:
IEEE Trans. Magn. MAG25, no. 2, March 1989.
IEEE Trans. Magn. MAG27, no. 2, March 1991.
IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 3, no. 1, March 1993.
IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 5, no. 2, June 1995.
IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 7, no. 2, June 1997.
IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 9, no. 2, June 1999.
IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 11, no. 1, March 2001.
IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 13, no. 2, June 2003