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Latest High-temperature superconductivity Stories

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2009-07-13 07:45:00

Superconductivity appears to rely on very different mechanisms in two varieties of iron-based superconductors.

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2009-06-17 16:05:00

Superconductivity is a unique state in which electrons move freely inside a solid material. This complete lack of electrical resistance could translate to incredibly efficient electric power cables, as well as many other promising technologies.

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2009-06-17 14:40:00

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that a reduction in mechanical strain at the boundaries of crystal grains can significantly improve the performance of high-temperature superconductors (HTS).

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2009-05-23 11:22:08

Multiferroics are materials in which unique combinations of electric and magnetic properties can simultaneously coexist.

2009-04-30 12:06:34

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated that the superconductivity mechanism in the recently-discovered iron-arsenide superconductors is unique compared to all other known classes of superconductors.

2009-03-26 10:05:45

Though a year has passed since the discovery of a new family of high-temperature superconductors, a viable explanation for the iron-based materials’ unusual properties remains elusive.

2009-03-20 10:53:24

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Durham University have developed a new material to further understanding of how superconductors could be used to transmit electricity to built-up areas and reduce global energy losses.

2009-03-17 11:26:48

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have proposed theoretical models to explain the normal magnetic properties in iron-based superconductors.

2009-03-13 10:03:50

An international team of physicists from the United States and China this week offered a new theory to both explain and predict the complex quantum behavior of a new class of high-temperature superconductors.

2009-02-23 08:58:26

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) have found evidence that magnetism is involved in the mechanism behind high temperature superconductivity.