Tag archive: superconductivity

“Hey Granny, what is superconductivity?”

| 1 December 2011 Granny superconductivity turns 100 this year! Learn more about "her" in the French LHC comics (BD du LHC) with Episode 1: story of a discovery and Episode 2: Gloriaaaa Conductivitaeeee, the quantum wave. Category: Image of the week | Tagged:

from CERN Courier: Inside Story: The discovery of superconductivity

5 May 2011 One hundred years ago, on 8 April 1911, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and his staff at the Leiden Cryogenic Laboratory were the first to observe superconductivity. In a frozen mercury wire, contained in seven U-shaped capillaries in series, electrical resistance suddenly seemed to vanish at 4.16 K. Category: Feature | Tagged:

One hundred years of superconductivity

| 5 May 2011 This year is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity in 1911, the central technology employed in modern particle accelerators. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

from DESY inForm: No resistance

5 May 2011 These are the electrifying moments to make a scientist’s life worth living: take up work at a laboratory, carry out measurement series and, suddenly, see absolutely unexpected results – a tiny detail which is wrong. The measurements are repeated and tested for possible mistakes – but the unexpected proves true. Category: Feature | Tagged: