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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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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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