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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.
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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.
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Translations
Supraleiter

superconductor

[ˌsuːpəkənˈdʌktəʳ] Nsuperconductor m
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superconductor

[ˌsuːpərkənˈdʌktər] nsupraconducteur m
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superconductor

[ˌsuːpəkɒnˈdʌktəʳ] nsuperconduttore m
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Figure 1 shows a comparison of the magnetic field available from a conventional PM, a bulk superconductor and an electromagnet, and the mechanism by which each magnet generates its magnetic field.
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Patent 8,470,743 (June 25, 2013), "A Composite Superconductor and Methods of Providing Same Include a Superconductor Powder Dispersed within a Conductive Polymer Matrix," Carlton Anthony Taft, Gerson Silva Paiva, and Nelson Cesar Chaves Pinto Furtado (Brazil).
In recent years, 1D ternary PhCs consisting of superconductor and dielectric materials are also put forward to obtain the extended OBGs [14-16].
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