Superconductivity in copper-oxygen compounds

Rudi Hackl


The discovery of superconductors on copper-oxygen basis in 1986 was one of the most celebrated events in condensed matter physics. The maximal tran sition temperature Tc close to 150 K was observed in HgBa2Ca2Cu3O8+δ at high pressure. In spite of enormous progress in both the experimental knowledge and theoretical understanding, the origin of the high Tc remains elusive. Although the materials properties require unexpectedly complicated technical solutions several applications have been commercialized.

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Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – Crystalline Materials offers a place for researchers to present results of their crystallographic studies. The journal includes theoretical as well as experimental research. It publishes Original Papers, Letters and Review Articles in manifold areas of crystallography.