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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 21, 2017

Beetles spark development of color-changing nanoparticles for commercial use, one step closer to practical fast charging batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 21, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 11, 2015

Ceramic matrix composites take on jet engine, high-temperature superconductivity advances, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 11, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / April 9, 2012

Something should be of interest here: Quantum computer built inside a diamond (USC News) Diamonds are forever – or, at least, the effects of this diamond on quantum computing may be. A team that includes scientists from USC has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection against “decoherence”…

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Historic January 1987: YBCO superconductors discovered and Super Bowl XXI

By Eileen De Guire / January 31, 2012

This timeline of discovery of superconducting materials shows how dramatic the discovery of high-Tc YBCO was. Credit: Wikipedia. Do you recall where you were the weekend before the Super Bowl in 1987? Me neither. No matter, let’s play some Jeopardy, shall we? Me: “Alex, I’ll take Super Bowl Weekends for $100.” Alex: “The answer is…

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Optimizing YBCO superconductor magnet design

By Eileen De Guire / November 1, 2011

Snapshot of 3D temperature distribution in YBCO tape during quench show a very high local temperature gradient. A multiscale modeling approach developed at North Carolina State University helps optimize superconductor geometry and properties. Credit: Justin Schwartz, NCSU. Twenty-five years after their discovery, some high-temperature superconductors are starting to be used in applications. Since the beginning,…

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Video of the week: Upside-down ‘levitation’ of superconducting puck

By Eileen De Guire / October 31, 2011

The phenomenon of superconductivity was discovered in 1911. Fifty years of physics research followed, and in 1962 Westinghouse introduced the first commercial superconducting wire, a niobium-titanium alloy wire. Its critical temperature is in the 10 K range, and, to reach those temperatures, liquid helium is used as a coolant. The next big breakthrough occurred in…

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Goyal named R&D Mag’s ‘Innovator of the Year’

By / November 8, 2010

ACerS Fellow Amit Goyal of Oak Ridge National Lab was named Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine. An ACerS member since 1998, Goyal’s work is focused on high-temperature superconductivity. R&D Magazine has given Goyal’s work much recognition, having honored his contributions to five R&D 100 Award-winning projects. Just this past year Goyal received two awards,…

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High-Temp Superconductivity Overview

By / April 9, 2009

Peter Johnson from the Brookhaven National lab explains the basics of high temperature superconductivity and why it can make a profound impact on energy usage and transmission. Yes – it ends somewhat abruptly.

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