superconduct

verb
su·​per·​con·​duct | \ ˌsü-pər-kən-ˈdəkt How to pronounce superconduct (audio) \
superconducted; superconducting; superconducts

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Recent Examples on the Web Experimentalists have now created quantum engines with photons (particles of light), electronic systems and superconducting qubits (quantum circuits in which current can flow forever without dissipating). Nicole Yunger Halpern, Scientific American, "Quantum Steampunk: 19th-Century Science Meets Technology of Today," 18 Apr. 2020 In the late 1980s experimenters discovered a class of complex materials that contains copper and oxygen and can superconduct at temperatures far above those predicted by the conventional theory of superconductivity. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Philip Anderson, legendary theorist whose ideas shaped modern physics, dies," 30 Mar. 2020 Along with electricity for the grid, potential products include superconducting cables to transmit power more efficiently and high-powered magnets that could make MRIs better and cheaper. Washington Post, "Nuclear Fusion," 20 June 2019 Experimentalists have now created quantum engines with photons (particles of light), electronic systems and superconducting qubits (quantum circuits in which current can flow forever without dissipating). Nicole Yunger Halpern, Scientific American, "Quantum Steampunk: 19th-Century Science Meets Technology of Today," 18 Apr. 2020 Experimentalists have now created quantum engines with photons (particles of light), electronic systems and superconducting qubits (quantum circuits in which current can flow forever without dissipating). Nicole Yunger Halpern, Scientific American, "Quantum Steampunk: 19th-Century Science Meets Technology of Today," 18 Apr. 2020 Experimentalists have now created quantum engines with photons (particles of light), electronic systems and superconducting qubits (quantum circuits in which current can flow forever without dissipating). Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Is Netflix’s giant quarter a temporary win?," 22 Apr. 2020 But this technology lags behind superconducting qubits. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Chance discovery brings quantum computing using standard microchips a step closer," 11 Mar. 2020 Caught in a trap Transmon qubits work by circulating a current through a loop of superconducting wire, linked to a resonator that allows the state of the current to be controlled and read out. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New entry in commercial quantum computing, using entirely different tech," 3 Mar. 2020

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superconduct was in 1949

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“Superconduct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superconduct. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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