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July 12, 2010 AT 2:01 pm

Superconductor Breakthrough Could Power New Advances

via physorg.com:

Engineers at the University of Cambridge used new techniques to manufacture high-temperature superconducting materials, producing samples that can carry record quantities of electrical current for their type and size.

The breakthrough has improved the effectiveness of yttrium barium (YBCO) and a related family of superconducting materials. It raises the prospect of more powerful and affordable samples that could have huge benefits in a number of fields.


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