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What is Superconductivity?

  • A phenomenon occurring in certain materials at extremely low temperatures, characterized by exactly zero electrical resistance and the exclusion of the interior magnetic field.
  • In the early 1900’s it was discovered that certain materials, at very low temperatures, had no resistance to electrical current flow.
  • Today, superconductivity is the enabling technology for a vast range of products and solutions with widespread applications such as medical MRI, research and transportation.

Some Great Superconductivity Links

National High Magnetic Field Lab
Superconductor Basics
IEEE Council on Superconductivity