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If you add salt to liquid nitrogen,would it turn into a superconductor?

  1. Dec 13, 2008 #1
    I was wondering also if you put a magnet above it, then lifted the magnet up,would the nitrogen and salt come up too?
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2008 #2

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    Unfortunately not. Only a few special materials become superconducting at LN2 temperatures and salt isn't one of them.
    In addition superconductors aren't attracted to magnets - they tend to repel magnetic fields.
     
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