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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...

2012-10-09 21:55:27

If quantum computers are ever going to perform all those expected feats of code-breaking and number crunching, then their component qubits---tiny ephemeral quantum cells held in a superposition of internal states---will have to be protected from intervention by the outside world. In other words, decoherence, the loss of the qubits´ quantum integrity, has to be postponed. Now theoretical physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the University of Maryland have done an important...

2012-09-04 23:20:23

Might it one day be possible to transmit electricity from an offshore wind turbine to land-based users without any loss of current? Materials known as "high temperature" superconductors (even though they must be maintained at -140°C!), which can conduct electricity without any losses, were supposed to make this dream a reality. But over the past twenty-five years, scientists have not been able to make any progress in this area. Research being done in EPFL's Laboratory for Quantum...

2012-08-01 22:56:37

With headlines proclaiming the discovery of the Higgs boson–the so-called God particle–particle physics has captured the imagination of the world, particularly among those who dwell on the nature of the cosmos. But this is only one puzzle seemingly solved in a universe of mysteries. In a recent paper in Physical Review Letters, Dartmouth physicists delve into another enigmatic particle. Majorana is a name whose very mention evokes a veil of mystery. On one level, it refers to a...

Shocker: Squids Are Tired After 3-hour Sex Session
2012-07-18 14:59:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pity the University of Melbourne researchers, they just spent plenty of valuable time documenting what should have been common sense to anyone with eyes and any experience in the bedroom: A 3-hour long sex session can be very tiring, particularly to the Dumpling Squid. Perhaps the most amorous underwater creature, Dumpling Squid engage in coitus for close to 3 hours before calling the deed done. University of Melbourne...

2012-06-21 02:28:36

Iron-based high-temp superconductors show unexpected electronic asymmetry Japanese and U.S. physicists are offering new details this week in the journal Nature regarding intriguing similarities between the quirky electronic properties of a new iron-based high-temperature superconductor (HTS) and its copper-based cousins. While investigating a recently discovered iron-based HTS, the researchers found that its electronic properties were different in the horizontal and vertical directions....


Latest Superconductivity Reference Libraries

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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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