By J. Fink, M. S. Golden, M. Knupfer, Th. Böske (auth.), S.-L. Drechsler, T. Mishonov (eds.)
A wide creation to excessive Tc superconductors, their father or mother compounds and comparable novel fabrics, overlaying either primary questions of recent good nation physics (such as correlation results, fluctuations, unconventional symmetry of superconducting order parameter) and utilized difficulties with regards to brief coherence size, grain obstacles and skinny movies. the data that may be derived from electron spectroscopy and optical measurements is illustrated and defined intimately. Descriptions broadly hire the transparent, fairly easy, phenomenological Ginzburg-Landau version of advanced phenomena, akin to vortex physics, vortex cost decision, plasmons in superconductors, Cooper pair mass, and wetting of surfaces. the 1st finished experiences of a number of novel periods of fabrics are provided, together with borocarbides and chain cuprates.