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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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  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.
  6. May 26, 2014 #5
    There are some exotic materials where ferromagnetism and superconductivity coexist. How exactly that works seems to be subject of an open debate.

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