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2014-08-04 08:53:48

Technische Universitaet Muenchen Neutron scattering experiment resolves a contentious superconducting issue Below a specific transition temperature superconductors transmit electrical current nearly loss-free. For the best of the so-called high-temperature superconductors, this temperature lies around -180 °C – a temperature that can be achieved by cooling with liquid nitrogen. The location of atomic nuclei and binding electrons in a material is determined by its crystal...

2014-07-30 10:20:52

University of Illinois at Chicago Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss. The research, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a collaboration between theoretical physicists led by Dirk Morr, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and experimentalists led by...

2014-04-29 12:25:16

CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Epoch Wires Wins a capital grant from Low Carbon KEEP Small Business Funding to pursue R&D activities in manufacturing Low-Cost Superconducting Wire for Mass Use. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140429/81632 Epoch Wires, an early-stage company specialising in designing and manufacturing superconducting wires, announced today that it has won a capital grant from Low Carbon KEEP Small Business Funding as the SME...

2014-04-10 12:17:37

An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied “unconventional superconductor” TiSe2, finding that it does not reside as predicted within the superconducting dome of the phase diagram, but rather at a full GPa higher in pressure. The surprising result, reported in Nature Physics, suggests that the emergence of superconductivity in TiSe2 isn’t associated with the melting of a charge...

2014-03-21 08:24:36

The technology's maintenance-free operation makes it 40 percent cheaper than current MRI scans MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the superconductor technology for MRI market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cutting Edge Superconductors, Inc. with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. CES, Inc. developed a proprietary technology based on magnesium diboride superconducting wire, which enabled...

Study Advances Quest For Better Superconducting Materials
2014-01-28 11:55:11

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nearly 30 years after the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, many questions remain, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is providing insight that could lead to better superconductors. Their work, published in Physical Review Letters, examines the role of chemical dopants, which are essential to creating high-temperature superconductors – materials that conduct electricity without resistance. The role of dopants in superconductors is...

Universal Ripple May Hold Secret To High-temperature Superconductivity
2013-12-20 15:08:38

University of British Columbia UBC researchers have discovered a universal electronic state that controls the behavior of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics. The work, published this week in the journal Science, reveals the universal existence of so-called 'charge-density-waves' -- static ripples formed by the self-organization of electrons in the material's normal state. These ripples carry the seeds out of which superconductivity emerges. "Our understanding of...

X-rays Reveal Another Feature Of High-temperature Superconductivity
2013-11-25 08:20:57

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Discovery of a giant resonance puts these materials further apart Classical and high-temperature superconductors differ hugely in the value of the critical temperatures at which they lose all electrical resistance. Scientists have now used powerful X-rays to establish another big difference: high-temperature superconductivity cannot be accounted for by the mechanism that leads to conventional superconductivity. As this mechanism called...

Grand Unified Theory Of Exotic Superconductivity?
2013-10-17 12:05:52

Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists introduce a general theoretical approach that describes all known forms of high-temperature superconductivity and their "intertwined" phases Years of experiments on various types of high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductors—materials that offer hope for energy-saving applications such as zero-loss electrical power lines—have turned up an amazing array of complex behaviors among the electrons that in some instances pair up to carry current...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.