By M. Ausloos, Andrei A. Varlamov
These court cases of a NATO-ARW (HTECH ARW ninety six 00 fifty two) held on the foreign heart for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy from Aug five until eventually Aug nine, 1996 resulted from many discussions among quite a few employees, about the desire for a meeting of all (if attainable) who have been thinking about the topic of superconductivity fluctuations in excessive severe Temperature Superconductors (HTS). It seemed to many who the Skocpol-Tinkham paintings of 1975 needed to be revitalized in view of the invention of the recent superconducting ceramics and the large quantity of labor having already taken position. The research of HTS is among the such a lot widespread study topic in reliable nation sciences. the knowledge of the function of fluctuations is usually considered worthy prior to technological functions because the fluctuations might smash the superconducting kingdom. The workshop discussions have touched upon (i) Superconducting fluctuations within the area of the serious transition, (ii) Superconductivity fluctuations close to the percolation transition, and (iii) Fluctuations of the vortex lattice on the lattice melting temperature. those subject matters served as initiators for a truly large amount of discussions with many reviews from the viewers. greater than 40 "long lectures" and "poster periods" have been held. deepest discussions going unrecorded yet evidently happened at many destinations : lecture halls, staircases, cafetaria, bedrooms, bars, seashore, . . .