London: Harrison & Sons, 1935. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION of the LONDON EQUATIONS, “THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT AT CHARACTERIZING THE ELECTRODYNAMIC BEHARIOR OF SUPERCONDUCTORS” (Yom, The London Equations). The second paper is part two of an important paper by Fermi and Segre, et al. explaining that slow neutrons are effective in creating nuclear reactions because of their large cross section. We offer Part I separately in Volume 146, 1934.
THE LONDON EQUATIONS: The equations were developed by brothers Fritz and Heinz London in 1935 and published in the volume offered here. The equations “relate current to electromagnetic fields in and around a superconductor and are arguably the simplest meaningful description of superconducting phenomena. A major triumph of the equations is their ability to explain the Meissner effect, wherein a material exponentially expels all internal magnetic fields as it crosses the superconducting threshold” (Surhone, London Equations). Item #1555
CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Harrison & Sons. Complete. 4to (Quarto). 10 x 7 inches (250 x 175mm). [v], 600, . In text illustrations throughout. Tightly and handsomely rebound in tan cloth over marbled paper boards (purposefully aged by the conservator). Clean and bright inside and out. Fine condition.