High Temperature Superconductivity

The new ceramic high temperature superconductors, with transition temperatures above the boiling point of liquid nitrogen, have already resulted in the awarding of a Nobel Prize and an online news and preprint service, High Tc Update. Another web site with information on high Tc materials and applications is Texas Center for Superconductivity. They also publish an introduction to High Tc. There is also a brief introduction to superconductivity and the theory of High Tc at the University of Illinois (UIUC) site.

Students will fabricate samples of these materials from their consitiuents, and test their properties as a function of composition, processing, etc...

Equipment available for this lab includes:

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