News tagged with superconducting materials

Superconductivity's third side unmasked

The debate over the mechanism that causes superconductivity in a class of materials called the pnictides has been settled by a research team from Japan and China. Superconductivity was discovered in the pnictides ...

Jun 17, 2011
4.8 / 5 (18) 42 | with audio podcast

Scientists discover novel type of magnetic wave

A team of international researchers led by physicists in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering have made a significant breakthrough in an effort to understand the phenomenon of high-temperature ...

Nov 10, 2010
4.2 / 5 (28) 13 | 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

Roller coaster superconductivity discovered

Superconductors are more than 150 times more efficient at carrying electricity than copper wires. However, to attain the superconducting state, these materials have to be cooled below an extremely low, so-called ...

Aug 18, 2010
4.7 / 5 (26) 30 | with audio podcast