Podcast with ITER Superconductor Engineer Pierre Bauer | @iterorg @omegataupodcast
Absolutely epic – nearly 3 hours! – podcast about superconductivity – discovered in 1911 but which we’re still exploring today (science takes time!) – with lots of bonus links for further reading on the podcast page – including materials, applications, diffusion barrier, fringe fields, and more!
Superconductivity, the ability of a material to carry electrical current with zero resistance, is a surprising property of nature, which man has been able to exploit in many ways, in particular, for high-performance magnets. Those are used in magnetic resonance imagers, but also in colliders and fusion reactors. In this episode we discuss the basics of superconductivity and its uses with Pierre Bauer, a superconductor engineer at ITER.