superconductor


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su·per·con·duct

 (so͞o′pər-kən-dŭkt′)
intr.v. su·per·con·duct·ed, su·per·con·duct·ing, su·per·con·ducts
To allow the flow of electric current without resistance. Certain materials superconduct at low temperatures.

su′per·con·duc′tor (-dŭk′tər) n.

su·per·con·duc·tor

(so͞o′pər-kən-dŭk′tər)
A metal or an alloy that at a very low temperature (close to absolute zero) conducts electric current with almost no resistance. Most superconductors work only at temperatures approaching -459.67°F (-273.15°C), but a few alloys become superconductors around -200°F (-128.88°C). Scientists hope to find materials that become superconductors closer to room temperature.
Translations
Supraleiter

superconductor

[ˌsuːpəkənˈdʌktəʳ] Nsuperconductor m

superconductor

[ˌsuːpərkənˈdʌktər] nsupraconducteur m

superconductor

[ˌsuːpəkɒnˈdʌktəʳ] nsuperconduttore m
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