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Resistivity Switch Plays Role Of Magnetism In Iron-based Superconductors
2013-06-06 13:31:12

Ames Laboratory Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Ames Laboratory have discovered surprising changes in electrical resistivity in iron-based superconductors. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, offer further evidence that magnetism and superconductivity are closely related in this class of novel superconductors. “We found that the directions of smallest and largest resistivity within the conducting layers are significantly dependent on the composition...

Measuring Magnetic Fingerprints Of Superfluid Helium-3
2013-05-22 13:47:30

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Superconducting sensors of PTB allow highly sensitive measurements of the nuclear magnetic resonance of thin helium-3 layers With their SQUIDs, low-temperature specialists of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have made it possible for the magnetic moments of atoms of the rare isotope 3He (helium-3) to be measured with extreme sensitivity. With the aid of these sensors, highly sensitive nuclear resonance spectrometers were developed...

Researchers Investigate Light Tsunamis In A Superconductor
2013-04-03 16:03:51

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres In their latest experiment, Prof. Andrea Cavalleri from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter at the Hamburg-based Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) and Dr. Michael Gensch from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) investigated together with other colleagues from the HZDR, the United Kingdom, and Japan if and how superconductivity can be systematically controlled. The objective of their...

2013-03-19 14:14:14

To engineers, it´s a tale as old as time: Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons. But physicists at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania found that for copper-containing superconductors, known as cuprates, electrons are not enough to carry the current. “The story of electrical conduction in metals is told entirely in terms of electrons.  The cuprates show that there is something completely new to be understood beyond...

2013-03-04 23:07:14

A multi-university team of researchers has artificially engineered a unique multilayer material that could lead to breakthroughs in both superconductivity research and in real-world applications. The researchers can tailor the material, which seamlessly alternates between metal and oxide layers, to achieve extraordinary superconducting properties – in particular, the ability to transport much more electrical current than non-engineered materials. The team includes experts from the...

Discovery Made In The Quantum Realm
2013-03-04 13:10:40

University of California - Santa Barbara Physicists at UC Santa Barbara are manipulating light on superconducting chips, and forging new pathways to building the quantum devices of the future —— including super-fast and powerful quantum computers. The science behind tomorrow's quantum computing and communications devices is being conducted today at UCSB in what some physicists consider to be one of the world's top laboratories in the study of quantum physics. A team in the...

2013-02-18 13:15:00

Findings explain unusual properties, but complicate search for universal theory Over the last quarter century, scientists have discovered a handful of materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into "superconductors" able to carry electrical current with no energy loss-an enormously promising idea for new types of zero-resistance electronics and energy-storage and transmission systems. At present, a key step to achieving superconductivity (in addition to keeping the...

Vortex Pinning May Lead To Breakthroughs In Superconducting
2013-02-14 12:43:30

Argonne National Laboratory A team of researchers from Russia, Spain, Belgium, the U.K. and the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced findings last week that may represent a breakthrough in applications of superconductivity. The team discovered a way to efficiently stabilize tiny magnetic vortices that interfere with superconductivity–a problem that has plagued scientists trying to engineer real-world applications for decades. The discovery...

2013-01-05 05:03:19

Mini Squid´s Compact Size and Unique Design Offers Convenient and Mobile Power Solutions Las Vegas (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 BITS Limited, a leading manufacturer of energy saving surge protectors, is introducing the Mini Squid to their popular lineup of Power Squid outlet multipliers and surge protectors. The company is debuting three models of the Mini Squid, including two featuring BITS Limited´s CES Innovations Award winning True Surge technology. “With the different sized...

2012-10-26 04:03:12

Superconductors: Technologies and Global Markets -BCC Research Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 According to a new technical market research report, SUPERCONDUCTORS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS (AVM066C) from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for superconductor technologies was valued at nearly $1.7 billion in 2011 and should reach $1.8 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach $3.3 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound...

Latest Superconductivity Reference Libraries

2010-09-23 20:39:09

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...

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