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About Ginzburg — Landau, and a bit about others


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

This note is a brief history of how the theory of Ginzburg and Landau came to be. Early publications on the macroscopic theory of superconductivity are reviewed in detail. Discussions that the two co-authors had with their colleagues and between themselves are described. The 1952 review by V L Ginzburg is discussed, in which a number of well-defined requirements on the yet-to-be-developed microscopic theory of superconductivity were formulated, constituting what J Bardeen called the ’Ginzburg energy gap model’.

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PACS: 01.65.+g, 74.20.−z, 74.25.−q (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0180.201011f.1231
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2010/11/g/
Citation: Maksimov E G "About Ginzburg — Landau, and a bit about others" Phys. Usp. 53 1185–1190 (2010)
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Оригинал: Максимов Е Г «О Гинзбурге — Ландау и немного о других» УФН 180 1231–1237 (2010); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0180.201011f.1231

V.L. Ginzburg is author and editor of Physics-Uspekhi
L.D. Landau is author of Physics-Uspekhi

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