superconductivity


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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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Research into conventional superconductors progressed for several decades until 1957, when three American physicists--John Bardeen, Leon Cooper and John Schrieffer--advanced the first strong mathematical explanation for conventional superconductivity, which came to be known as BCS Theory.
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Witney, UK 2/16/06--Oxford Instruments has announced that in March it will form Oxford NanoScience, which will consolidate the Physical Sciences and Magnet Technology businesses of its Superconductivity segment.
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In cooperation with the US Department of Energy's "Superconductivity Partnerships with Industry" (SPI), Rockwell Automation has demonstrated the capabilities of a 2 hp high-temperature superconducting (HTS) motor with second generation (2G) HTS wire and coils.
The University of Houston (UH) recently reported that researchers at UH's Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials (TcSAM) are currently "refining" their work on thin-film solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).
The trio was awarded the prize for their work in quantum physics concerning superconductivity and superfluidity.
Researchers in Japan have succeeded in creating a new metal oxide compound with superconductivity using cobalt instead of copper, the British science magazine Nature reported Thursday.
(JR Tokai) held a ceremony Monday to mark the recent completion of a research and development center in Aichi Prefecture to develop superconductivity technology for magnetically levitated trains and other applications.
Two new intemational standards on superconductivity were recently published by the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 90 (TC 90).
On the other side of the coin, Bauer points out that superconductivity was angrily dismissed when first proposed.
(IGC); IGC will match this contribution, The company was selected for its work in superconductivity and the manufacture of high-temperature superconducting tape.

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