BSCCO

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noun \ˈbi-(ˌ)skō\

Definition of BSCCO

  1. :  any of various compounds of bismuth, strontium, calcium, copper, and oxygen that exhibit superconductivity at much higher temperatures than other materials The main component of the … devices now beginning to prove themselves is wire made with compounds of bismuth, strontium, calcium, copper, and oxygen. These materials are generically known as BSCCO (pronounced bisco). — Peter Weiss, Science News, 18 Nov. 2000 BSCCO can show signs of superconductivity at about 130 K (−225° F) compared to a typical temperature of about 30 kelvin (−406° F).

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1991

First Known Use of bscco

1991


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