Special Topic: High Temperature Superconductors

The special topic calls for papers on High Temperature Superconductors and such papers will appear in Advances in Natural Science as a special column.

Affiliated research area: Physics


While the phenomenon of superconductivity — in which some materials lose all resistance to electric currents at extremely low temperatures — has been known for more than a century, the temperature at which it occurs has remained too low for any practical applications. The discovery of “high-temperature” superconductors in the 1980s — materials that could lose resistance at temperatures of up to negative 140 degrees Celsius — led to speculation that a surge of new discoveries might quickly lead to room-temperature superconductors. But nearly 30 years after the publication of the first paper on high-temperature superconductivity, such materials remain a dream.  Despite the increasingly refined experimental technique, there still do not have a complete theoretical explanation for high-temperature superconductivity. In this special topic, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring high temperature superconductors.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on High Temperature Superconductors for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “High Temperature Superconductors” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic High Temperature Superconductors.


Related Conferences:

June 5-10, 2011, Waterville Valley, NH, The 2011 Gordon Research Conference on Superconductivity.

July 11–12  2011, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 100 years of Superconductivity, 25 years of High Temperature Superconductivity

October 3-7, 2011,Zvenigorodskii, Russia, 4th International Conference Fundamental Problems of High Temperature Superconductivity

Sept 15-19, Genova, Italy, European Conference on Applied Superconductivity

Sept 3-6, Rivershead, NY, Fe-Based High Temperature Superconductors

Related Journals (Special issue):

Science (Special issue: Superconductivity)

Physica C: (Special issue: Superconductivity and its Applications)

Reports on Progress in Physics (Special issue: Iron-Based Superconductors)


Related Articles:

Bean, C. P. (1964). Magnetization of high-field superconductors. Reviews of Modern Physics, 36(1), 31-38.

Blatter, G., Feigel'Man, M. V., Geshkenbein, V. B., Larkin, A. I., & Vinokur, V. M. (1994). Vortices in high-temperature superconductors. Reviews of Modern Physics, 66(4), 1125.

Bobev, N., Kundu, A., Pilch, K., & Warner, N. P. (2012). Minimal holographic superconductors from maximal supergravity. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012(3), 1-24.

Chen, Q., Stajic, J., Tan, S., & Levin, K. (2005). BCS–BEC crossover: From high temperature superconductors to ultracold superfluids. Physics Reports, 412(1), 1-88.

Dagotto, E. (1994). Correlated electrons in high-temperature superconductors. Reviews of Modern Physics, 66(3), 763.

Ishida, K., Nakai, Y., & Hosono, H. (2009). To what extent iron-pnictide new superconductors have been clarified: a progress report. arXiv preprint arXiv:0906.2045.

Ideta, S., Yoshida, T., Nishi, I., Fujimori, A., Kotani, Y., Ono, K., ... & Arita, R. (2013). Dependence of carrier doping on the impurity potential in transition-metal-substituted FeAs-based superconductors. Physical review letters, 110(10), 107007.

Larkin, A., & Varlamov, A. (2009). Theory of fluctuations in superconductors (International series of monographs on physics, N 127).

Onari, S., & Kontani, H. (2012). Self-consistent Vertex Correction Analysis for Iron-based Superconductors: Mechanism of Coulomb Interaction-Driven Orbital Fluctuations. Physical Review Letters, 109(13), 137001.

Qi, X. L., & Zhang, S. C. (2011). Topological insulators and superconductors. Reviews of Modern Physics, 83(4), 1057.

Qi, X. L., & Zhang, S. C. (2011). Topological insulators and superconductors. Reviews of Modern Physics, 83(4), 1057.

Ryu, S., Schnyder, A. P., Furusaki, A., & Ludwig, A. W. (2010). Topological insulators and superconductors: tenfold way and dimensional hierarchy. New Journal of Physics, 12(6), 065010.

Tranquada, J. M., Sternlieb, B. J., Axe, J. D., Nakamura, Y., & Uchida, S. (1995). Evidence for stripe correlations of spins and holes in copper oxide superconductors. Nature, 375(6532), 561-563.