superconduct

verb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Several papers have gotten hydrogen-rich chemicals to superconduct at temperatures that could be reached using dry ice. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 29 Sep. 2022 For decades, a family of crystals has stumped physicists with its baffling ability to superconduct — that is, carry an electric current without any resistance — at far warmer temperatures than other materials. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 21 Sep. 2022 Even when cooling with liquid helium, causing the electromagnets to superconduct, there’s a physical limit to the field strengths that can be reached and maintained for long periods of time. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 In fact, Boeri and colleagues published a paper in Physical Review B on 15 July predicting that lanthanum borohydride (LaBH8) could superconduct at 126 K under just 50 GPa of pressure. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 26 Aug. 2021 In 1968, Neil Ashcroft, a theoretical physicist at Cornell University, suggested putting hydrogen under intense pressure would turn the gas into a solid lattice able to superconduct. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 26 Aug. 2021 Other theorists have predicted that hydrides such as calcium hydride or actinium hydride should superconduct at close to room temperature—and at a pressure considerably less than that needed for CSH. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 26 Aug. 2021 In the mid-1980s, experiments with copper oxides with the elements lanthanum and barium broke the longstanding temperature record by several degrees, being found to superconduct at temperatures greater than 30 K. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 7 July 2021 To superconduct in these materials, the electrons have to find a partner to form what's called a Cooper pair. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 14 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 3 Dec. 2022.

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