BCS theory

1957 BCS theory

The book of science

Tom Sharp

John Bardeen, Leon Cooper, John Robert Schrieffer physics

BCS theory


Becoming common

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity in 1911, but before this no one could explain how materials lost all resistance. However, this theory does not predict which materials can superconduct, does not not explain the behavior of new high-temperature superconductors.

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