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RN28-2 - Superconductivity at IBM - a Centennial Review: Part II - Materials and Physics

Superconductivity at IBM - a Centennial Review:
Part II – Materials and Physics

A. P. Malozemoff1*, W. J. Gallagher2, R. L. Greene3, R. B. Laibowitz4, C. C. Tsuei2

1AMSC, 64 Jackson Rd, Devens MA 01434 USA, Consultant
2IBM Research, P. O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights NY 10598
3Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742
4Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York NY 10027
email: *Alex.malozemoff@amsc.com

Abstract - The history of materials and physics research in superconductivity at IBM Research spans a broad range of topics including major contributions in the discovery of organic and high temperature superconductors, elucidation of grain boundary critical currents and magnetic phase diagram, and proposals for the underlying mechanism of high temperature superconductivity.

Keywords - HTS, organic superconductors, nanostructures, YBCO, grain boundaries, giant flux creep, vortex glass, d-wave superconductor

Submitted to ESNF Feb. 27, 2012; accepted June 5, 2012.
Reference No. RN28-2; Categories 1, 2, 13.