Scientists Discover Nano-Scale Superconducting Material

Researchers from the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, collaborating with the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the U.S. have designed superconducting thin films patterned with large arrays of nanowires and loops. The temperature at which they superconduct is pretty low and hard to get for the moment - only 30 °K (-243°C). Magnetic fields have proved themselves to change the material's electrical resistance in an unexpected manner.

Molecular-Level Superconducting Material Discovered by Ohio Scientists

A sheet less than a nanometer wide and four pairs of molecules now constitutes the world's smallest superconductor and proves that superconducting nanoscale materials can be made, an obvious advance for nano-scaled electronics and energy applications.
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Superconductivity Could Be Reinvented

Rice University scientists conducted a study on superconductivity. Physicists Pengcheng Dai and Andriy Nevidimoskyy, with some of their colleagues, used simulations and neutron scattering experiments that show that the atomic structure of materials to reveal tiny distortions of the crystal lattice in a so-called iron pnictide compound of sodium, iron, nickel, and arsenic.

New Iron-Based Material Could Be The Best High Temperature Superconductor

Following the dream of realizing a high-temperature superconductor, Cornell University researchers just found something about iron-based materials: they can be made to resemble electronic liquid crystals.

SUPRAPOWER Project to Develop Superconductor Wind Turbines for EU

Despite the clean energy provided by wind turbines, they remain expensive to build and install, especially the offshore type. To help reduce this cost,...

Superconducting Generators Increase Wind Power Plant Efficiency

Experts believe that wind power will be the key in the quest for alternative energy solutions. After years of research, scientists have determined that...

Swiss High-Temperature Superconductor Discovery Could Change The Grid Forever

A team of researchers from EPFL's Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism could change the way people transmit electricity and the efficiency of the process. Their...

Researchers Make One More Step Towards Metallic Hydrogen as Superconductor

A team of scientists from Cornell University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook announced this week in a specialized publication that they discovered, at least theoretically, how to turn hydrogen into a metal at significantly lower pressures than ever thought and make a superconductor out of it.

Scientists Explain Limitations of High Temperature Superconductors in High Currents

Since their discovery in late 1980s, superconductors were thought to revolutionize everything that had an electric current flowing, but allowing it to pass through more easily, and with much less heat produced. Ultra-efficient magnetic trains had been envisioned, then, but ...

Superconductor Resistivity Reduced by New Discovery

An international team of researchers from Russia, Spain, Belgium, the U.K. and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has discovered groundbreaking...