BSCCO

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noun \ ˈbi-(ˌ)skō \

Definition of BSCCO

: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 WeissScience News18 Nov. 2000
Note: 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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First Known Use of bscco

1991


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