Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Houston researchers have reported a new way to raise the transition temperature of superconducting materials, boosting the temperature at which the superconductors are able to operate. The results, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest a previously unexplored avenue for achieving higher-temperature superconductivity, which offers a number of […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology materials scientist Dr.Hideo Hosono has added over 1000 materials with about 100 superconductors to a new research database. Hosono is one of Science magazine’s 2008 runners-up breakthroughs of the year for his previous work. Since then Hosono has built a research team composed of over 40 researchers, who undertook a four-year […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have discovered that only half the atoms in some iron-based superconductors are magnetic, providing the first conclusive demonstration of the wave-like properties of metallic magnetism. The discovery allows for a clearer understanding of the magnetism in some compounds of iron, the iron arsenides, and how it helps induce superconductivity, the resistance-free […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are using advances in magnet technology to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor. It’s one that might be realized in as little as a decade, they say. They suggest the era of practical fusion power, which could offer a nearly inexhaustible energy resource, may […]

Scientists researching superconductors at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides. The discovery offers new information on a debate over the interactions between atoms and electrons that are responsible for their unusual superconductivity. Ray Osborn, an Argonne physicist and […]

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