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  • Why nanomaterial loses superconductivity

    The struggle to keep drinks cold during the summer is a lesson in classical phase transitions. To study phase transitions, apply heat to a substance and watch how its properties change. Add heat to water and at the so-called "critical point," watch as it transforms into a gas (steam). Remove heat fr more

  • Terahertz flashes uncover state of matter hidden by superconductivity

    Using the physics equivalent of the strobe photography that captures every twitch of a cheetah in full sprint, researchers have used ultrafast spectroscopy to visualize electrons interacting as a hidden state of matter in a superconductive alloy. It takes intense, single-cycle pulses of photons - fl more

  • Controlling the properties of graphene transistors using pressure

    A Columbia University-led international team of researchers has developed a technique to manipulate the electrical conductivity of graphene with compression, bringing the material one step closer to being a viable semiconductor for use in today's electronic devices. "Graphene is the best electrical more

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Videos Superconductivity

Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip

Andy takes a closer look at one of his favourite demos from the 2012 Christmas Lectures, bringing together a levitating superconductor and a bewildering Möbius strip made from over 2,000 magnets. more

Origin of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide Compound

Brookhaven Lab physicist Ivan Bozovic explains why a copper-oxide compound can conduct electricity without resistance at temperatures well above those required by conventional superconductors. more

Events Superconductivity

Conference
05-08 – 10-08
2018
Lewiston, US

Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials

The 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials is the third in a series of biennial meetings that present the latest developments and advances in the investigation, design, and applications of multifunctional materials with coexisting magnetic and ferroelectric ord

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Superconductivity

Superconductivity levitating above a high-temperature superconductor , cooled with liquid nitrogen . Persistent electric current flows on the surface of the superconductor, acting to exclude the magnetic field of the magnet (the Meissner effect ... more

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