Physics - Superconductivity news

New property in warm superconductors discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Led by Simon Fraser University physicist Jeff Sonier, scientists at TRIUMF have discovered something that they think may severely hinder the creation of room-temperature (37 degrees Celsius) superconductors.

Nov 17, 2010
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Superconductors on the nanoscale

Superconductors, materials in which current flows without resistance, have tantalizing applications. But even the highest-temperature superconductors require extreme cooling before the effect kicks in, so researchers want ...

Mar 15, 2010
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Stripes offer clues to superconductivity

New images of iron-based superconductors are providing telltale clues to the origin of superconductivity in a class of ceramic materials known as pnictides. The images reveal that electrons responsible for ...

May 17, 2010
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Quantum fluctuations are key in superconductors

(PhysOrg.com) -- New experiments on a recently discovered class of iron-based superconductors suggest that the ability of their electrons to conduct electricity without resistance is directly connected with the magnetic properties ...

Jan 08, 2010
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