Superconductivity introduces one of the most technically difficult challenges for physicists - designing a measurement setup that will be sensitive to both low (& zero) voltages/resistance and to high voltages/resistance at the same time.  The original graph from Onnes's publication from...

Quantum Levitation has dazzled millions of people via major TV networks, the TED conference live and online, and in universities and schools around the world. But we haven’t just created a sophisticated demo for audiences to view; we developed our...

In 1911, Dutch physicist and Nobel Laureate Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered that when you cool the element mercury (Hg) in liquid helium to a temperature of -270°C (-454°F) , it exhibits a phenomenon of zero electrical resistance, which he then called superconductivity. For...

Can we store energy using Superconductors? Yes. There are two superconducting properties that can be used to store energy: zero electrical resistance (no energy loss!) and Quantum levitation (friction-less motion).  Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Storing energy by driving currents inside...

Do we understand what makes a superconductor? Yes, but not entirely. The phenomenology (or the quantitive description of the phenomenon) of superconductivity was quickly developed after first discovered in 1911 (e.g. by London, Abrikosov, Meissner) and scientists could soon describe...

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YBa2Cu3O7-x crystal images take in Tel-Aviv University using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) Mag x10K Mag x12K Mag x100K Mag x134K

Certain materials, upon cooling below a certain temperature (aka the ‘critical temperature’ or Tc) lose their electrical resistance completely. The phenomena was discovered in 1910 by a Dutch physicist named Heike Kamerlingh Onnes who measured the resistance of Mercury at low...

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