Definition of superconductivity
: a complete disappearance of electrical resistance in a substance especially at very low temperatures
superconductorplay \-kən-ˈdək-tər\ noun
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The experimental discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in 1986 was one such time.
Dr. Thouless and Dr. Kosterlitz worked together at the University of Birmingham in the 1970s to investigate what happens when two-dimensional films of matter shift from one exotic phase, like superconductivity, to another.
Superconductivity, in which all electrical resistance vanishes in matter, is one example of such an effect.
In 1987, US senator Ernest Hollings (D-South Carolina) discussed the new science of superconductivity with Craig Fields, Darpa's deputy director at the time – and came away alarmed.
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SUPERCONDUCTIVITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of superconductivity for English Language Learners
: the ability of something (such as a metal) to allow electricity to flow through it easily especially at very low temperatures
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