Physics - Superconductivity news

A manganite changes its stripes

If there were a Hall of Fame for materials, manganites would be among its members. Some manganites, compounds of manganese oxides, are renowned for colossal magnetoresistance – the ability to suddenly ...

Jul 15, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 14 | with audio podcast

Superconductors face the future

Futuristic ideas for the use of superconductors, materials that allow electric current to flow without resistance, are myriad: long-distance, low-voltage electric grids with no transmission loss; fast, magnetically ...

Sep 10, 2010 4.9 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Many roads lead to superconductivity

Since their discovery in 2008, a new class of superconductors has precipitated a flood of research the world over. Unlike the previously familiar copper ceramics (cuprates), the basic structure of this new class consists ...

Sep 10, 2010 4.2 / 5 (22) 6 | with audio podcast