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Superconductivity and magnetism

  1. May 25, 2014 #1
    Certain objects are able to influence the behavior of magnets when super-cooled. Does this violate Maxwells equations?
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  3. May 25, 2014 #2


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    The Meissner effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superconductivity#Meissner_effect

    Superconductivity is a quantum effect and is a property of materials.

    Maxwell's equations only describe the fields; material properties must be injected via auxiliary equations.
  4. May 25, 2014 #3
    I appreciate the quick response. What happens to the magnetic field of a super-cooled magnet?
  5. May 26, 2014 #4


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    Magnetic substances don't become superconductors when cooled, or at least, they loose their ferromagnetic properties when transitioning into the superconductive regime.
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