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Would someone explain me superconductivity?

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Marshallaw4
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May1-12, 06:18 AM
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Would someone explain me superconductivity IN ATOMIC WORLD? if this doesnt belong in quantum physics im sorry admin
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May1-12, 06:31 AM
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Have you googled superconductivity? There is a lot of information out there for free.
Naty1
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May1-12, 07:08 AM
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Here is a reasonable explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superco...ty#Explanation

If you read further in other sections you'll find some interesting insights such as:

On the other hand, there is a class of properties that are independent of the underlying material. For instance, all superconductors have exactly zero resistivity to low applied currents when there is no magnetic field present or if the applied field does not exceed a critical value. The existence of these "universal" properties implies that superconductivity is a thermodynamic phase, and thus possesses certain distinguishing properties which are largely independent of microscopic details.
and see also "Theories of Superconductors' further along in the article.

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May1-12, 07:46 AM
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Would someone explain me superconductivity?

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Would someone explain me superconductivity IN ATOMIC WORLD? if this doesnt belong in quantum physics im sorry admin
And as a guide, please read this:

http://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=3588

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May1-12, 08:17 AM
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Quote Quote by ZapperZ View Post
And as a guide, please read this:

http://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=3588

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VERY NICE. Thanks for posting that. It will save me numerous (internal) cuss-words in responding to lazy newbies.


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