SUPERCONDUCTORS - 3H

(Online 18/12/02). This material is nicely presented in Serway and Beichner, P 1427. Tipler is outdated here.

Electrical resistance zero below a temperature Tc.
Meissner effect - exclusion of magnetic flux from inside of superconductors. Can levitate superconductors - Maglev trains. before 1986 - Tc too low for technological applications. Today as high as 150 degrees kelvin - quite useful.


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