Accession Number : ADA264633


Title :   Workshop on the Road to Room Temperature Superconductivity


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Oct 92-14 Jan 93,


Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Geballe, Theodore H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264633.pdf


Report Date : 14 Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : History shows right from the beginning that there has been no successful prediction of new families of superconductors. Discoveries in this field have been unexpected, even revolutionary, and not foreseen as simple and logical next steps in an ongoing scientific enterprise. The Bednorz-Muller discovery of superconductivity in the copper-oxide pervoskite family was just such a revolutionary jump. But evolutionary research aimed at the synthesis and characterization of new compositions can also give insightful and even unexpected results. To this end, a 2-day workshop was recently held in which a diverse group of researchers discussed the possibility of reaching substantially higher transition temperatures than are presently known.


Descriptors :   *SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY) , *HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS , *SUPERCONDUCTIVITY , SYMPOSIA , TRANSITION TEMPERATURE , COPPER COMPOUNDS


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Crystallography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE