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New superconductor

  1. Oct 9, 2008 #1

    Redbelly98

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    A new superconductor has been developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081008/sc_nm/us_superconductor_2

    The superconductor is at the junction between two non-superconducting materials, is about 1 nm thick, and has a transition temperature of 50K.
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2008 #2
    I like that..
    They didn't mentioned the materials right?
    I'm sure they will soon find a superconductor usable at room temperatures. :smile:
     
  4. Oct 9, 2008 #3
    I heard a long time ago that molecule size wires will superconduct. maybe its just the same thing.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2008 #4

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  6. Oct 10, 2008 #5

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    Here is the abstract of their Nature article

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7214/full/nature07293.html

    The materials are an insulator (La2CuO4) and a metal (La1.55Sr0.45CuO4)

    This looks like something different and new.
     
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