The purpose of this Guide is to provide the superconducting community worldwide with a searchable database that succinctly describes the current superconductivity-related activities in North America and includes complete contact information for the groups and organizations involved. Research, development, design, manufacturing, characterization and applications (users) are to be included. The database should stimulate interaction and cooperation between researchers, groups, institutions and industries active in superconductivity, both in North America and worldwide. The information to be provided by this Guide will also be a useful resource for national and international agencies, governmental bodies and others. The Guide is associated with the IEEE CSC & ESAS superconductivity News Forum (SNF).
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INVITATION and CALL for GUIDE entries
It is open to submission of entries by completing the New Guide Entry Form.
Prompt response by organizations and groups involved in superconductivity-related activities in North America will accelerate the listing of these activities in the Guide and the transition to becoming an open and searchable database. After it is open, users will be able to browse the Guide by topical category, class (type of activity or organization), country or name of the organization with dropdown listings of choices, and by keywords, terms, and contact names. The Guide contents will be updated via an annual review, but new submissions will be accepted at any time. We appeal to all members of the superconductivity community in North America to assist this Guide Editor by the prompt submission of entries. The Editor, Robin Cantor, STAR Cryoelectronics, USA, can be contacted by potential submitters in the case of questions related to possible entries.
Anyone interested in submitting an entry to this Guide can obtain an approximate idea as to what the Guide will offer, and how the entries will be structured and presented, by viewing the existing IEEE CSC & ESAS “Europe Guide to Superconductivity-related Activities” http://www.ewh.ieee.org/tc/csc/europe/europeguide/index.html. The new Guide will feature a more user-friendly interface and will have refined search capabilities.