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High-temperature superconductivity (history and general review)

Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

An enormous number of scientific papers have been devoted to high-temperature superconductors. For this reason this report only touches upon certain topics. These topics include the history of the study of superconductivity and the discovery of high-T$_c$ superconductivity, the calculation of the critical temperature Tc of the superconducting transition and ways of increasing this temperature, and the mechanism that provides for high T$_c$ values. This report also examines the specific details of high-T$_c$ superconductivity within the framework of the macroscopic theory of superconductivity and the question of thermocirculational thermoconductivity in high-T$_c$ superconductors. Finally, a few comments are made concerning the future study of this topic.

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PACS: 74.72.−h, 74.25.Fy, 74.62.−c (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1991v034n04ABEH002361
Citation: Ginzburg V L "High-temperature superconductivity (history and general review)" Sov. Phys. Usp. 34 (4) 283–288 (1991)
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Оригинал: Гинзбург В Л «Высокотемпературная сверхпроводимость (история и общий обзор)» УФН 161 (4) 1–11 (1991); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0161.199104a.0001

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