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It has been 100 years since the discovery of superconductivity, a state achieved when mercury was cooled, with the help of liquid helium, to nearly the coldest temperature achievable to form a superfluid that provides no resistance to electrons as they flow through it.
Bubbles are blocking the current path of one of the most promising high temperature superconducting materials, new research suggests.
A surprising breakthrough moment in superconducting physics has come from, of all places, a boozy office party at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba Japan.
In a four-decade, Holy Grail-like quest to fully understand what it means to be in a "supersolid" state, physicists have found that supersolid isn't always super solid.
Like atomic-level bricklayers, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are using a precise atom-by-atom layering technique to fabricate an ultrathin transistor-like field effect device to study the conditions that turn insulating materials into high-temperature superconductors.
Just in time for the 100th anniversary to commemorate the discovery of superconductivity by the Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes on April 8, 1911, scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the TU Dresden published their research results in the journal Physical Review B.
ZURICH, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five years ago IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists, J. Georg Bednorz and K.
Although its name may make many people think of flowers, the element germanium is part of a frequently studied group of elements, called IVa, which could have applications for next-generation computer architecture as well as implications for fundamental condensed matter physics.
Dr Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate and CTO of Applied BioPhysics, will conduct a talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Biology of Cancer Meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
On April 8, 2011, the scientific community will celebrate the centennial of the discovery of superconductivityâ€”the ability of certain materials to conduct electricity without resistance when cooled below a specific temperature.
An electromagnet, a magnet whose magnetic field is produced by the flow of electric current, works until the electric current ceases. The magnetic field in a simple electromagnet is created by a wire passing through it with an electric current. The strength of the magnet depends on the amount of current. By making the wire into a coil the magnetic field is concentrated. A straight tube coil is a solenoid. A stronger magnetic field can be produced by putting a ferromagnetic material, such as...