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

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superconductive \ ˌsü-​pər-​kən-​ˈdək-​tiv How to pronounce superconductive (audio) \ adjective

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Another way to solve the heat problem is to increase a device’s magnetic field strength overall by using superconducting magnets, an approach being followed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Knighthood in hand, astrophysicist prepares to lead U.S. fusion lab," 19 June 2018 In 1986, a new type of superconductor was discovered, one that remained superconducting at relatively warm temperatures. New York Times, "David Pines, 93, Insightful and Influential Physicist, Dies," 11 May 2018 The wire and wafer let the company leverage its experience building circuitry, but in this case, the wire is a mix of niobium and aluminum, which allows it to superconduct at extremely low temperatures. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Quantum computing’s future is almost semi-here—are we ready for it?," 16 Mar. 2018 Compare that to something like superconducting quantum interference devices. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Careful phasing of a photonic qubit brings light under control," 8 Feb. 2018 Building blocks to chips For its qubits, IBM uses superconducting wires linked to a resonator, all built on top of a silicon wafer. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Quantum computing’s future is almost semi-here—are we ready for it?," 16 Mar. 2018 Companies such as Google and IBM are racing to demonstrate the superiority of quantum computers for certain tasks, and many are betting on qubits made of superconducting metal circuits on chips. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Weird vibrations poised to control quantum computers," 14 Mar. 2018 Superconducting magnets use less power but tap out at a lower field strength. Gary Fineout, The Seattle Times, "It goes to 11: Florida lab sets new magnet strength record," 22 Aug. 2017 Almost all the major developments have used things like ions, rings of superconducting current, or defects in crystals. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Photons direct photons, giving hope for all-optical quantum logic," 31 July 2017

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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