Definition of superconductor in English:


Line breaks: super|con¦duct¦or
Pronunciation: /ˌsuːpəkənˈdʌktə
, ˌsjuː-/


1A substance capable of becoming superconducting at sufficiently low temperatures.
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  • A computational search is well under way for superconductors with higher critical temperatures than substances already found in the laboratory.
  • Visitors can look at mono-crystals used for optics and electronics, biomaterials and superconductors.
  • And superconductive material is the opposite of an insulator: an insulator stops electricity, but a superconductor will allow electricity to flow freely through them.
1.1A substance in the superconducting state: as they are cooled through a critical temperature, they suddenly become superconductors
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  • Squid is an acronym for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device, a method developed to detect tiny fluctuations in magnetic fields using a superconductor cooled by liquid helium.
  • These superconductors usually contain more oxygen atoms than predicted by valence theory.
  • Unfortunately, the predictions were overly optimistic and there are many inherent problems that must be overcome before the full potential of ceramic superconductors is realized.

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