Room-temp superconductors could be possible

Superconductors are the holy grail of energy efficiency. These mind-boggling materials allow electric current to flow freely without resistance. But that generally only happens at temperatures within a few degrees of absolute ...

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance

A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution ...

How maglev works

What if you could travel from New York to Los Angeles in just under seven hours without boarding a plane? It could be possible on a maglev train.

Physicists explore superconductivity at the two-dimensional limit

Researchers at the University of Valencia show that the superconducting state can be maintained even when the material is reduced from three to two dimensions, making the efficiency gains needed for technologies like frictionless ...

Quantum filter has 20,000 Josephson junctions

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at CSIRO Manufacturing, in Australia has created several test quantum filters with arrays having as many as 20,000 Josephson junctions. In their paper published in Superconductor Science ...

Physicists discover flaws in superconductor theory

University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field. More than 50 years ago, C.P. Bean, a scientist at General ...

Researchers launch next generation of brain scanners

The next generation of magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain scanners is now under development and one of the key enablers to produce lower cost, high performance machines is a nano electronic device designed at Royal Holloway ...

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