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su·per·con·duc·tiv·i·ty

 (so͞o′pər-kŏn′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē)
n.
The property of certain materials, including certain metals, alloys, and ceramics, to superconduct at temperatures ranging from a fraction of a kelvin to about one hundred kelvin.

su′per·con·duc′tive (-kən-dŭk′tĭv) adj.
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superconductivity

(ˌsuːpəˌkɒndʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ)
n
(General Physics) physics the property of certain substances that have no electrical resistance. In metals it occurs at very low temperatures, but higher temperature superconductivity occurs in some ceramic materials
superconduction n
ˌsuperconˈductive, ˌsuperconˈducting adj
ˌsuperconˈductor n
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su•per•con•duc•tiv•i•ty

(ˌsu pərˌkɒn dəkˈtɪv ɪ ti)
n.
the disappearance of electrical resistance in certain metals at temperatures near absolute zero and in new classes of ceramic oxides at temperatures well above this.
[1913]
su`per•con•duc′tive, su`per•con•duct′ing, adj.
su`per•con•duc′tor, n.
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superconductivity

The increase in electrical conductivity and decrease in resistance, in certain substances, at very low temperatures.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superconductivity - the disappearance of electrical resistance at very low temperatures
electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor
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Translations
supraconductivité
supercondutividade

superconductivity

[ˌsuːpəˌkɒndʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ] Nsuperconductividad f
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superconductivity

[ˌsuːpərkɒndʌkˈtɪvəti] nsupraconductivité f
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superconductivity

[ˈsuːpəˌkɒndʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ] nsuperconduttività
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References in periodicals archive ?
Along with colleagues John Bardeen and Leon Cooper, Schrieffer was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for developing the BCS theory. It is considered the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity the ability of certain materials to conduct electricity with practically zero resistance.
Today the main problem in this field is to develop a microscopic theory capable of explaining experimental facts which cannot be accounted for by the standard BCS theory. One might expect that development of such a theory would not affect the macroscopic theory based on phenomenological approach.
Malik offers this monograph on BCS theory and superconduction, specifically, using the framework of the Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE) to improve the theory's handling of high temperature superconduction, non-elemental superconductors, and heavy fermion superconductors (HFSCs).