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Find out how some materials, called superconductors, lose all electrical resistance at low temperatures. Learn how superconductivity makes possible new technologies like MRIs and Maglev trains.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Materials
Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
- Informal Education
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Keywords: MRI, Maglev train, superconductivity
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Record Updated: May 31, 2013 by Ed Lee
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Physics Central, (American Physical Society, College Park), WWW Document, (http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/super.cfm).
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Physics Central, Physics in Action: Superconductors, (American Physical Society, College Park), <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/super.cfm>.
APA Format
Physics Central. (n.d.). Physics in Action: Superconductors. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from American Physical Society: http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/super.cfm
Chicago Format
Physics Central. Physics in Action: Superconductors. College Park: American Physical Society. http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/super.cfm (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Physics Central. Physics in Action: Superconductors. College Park: American Physical Society. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/super.cfm>.
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