superconducting alloy

superconducting alloy

[¦sü·pər·kən′dəkt·iŋ ′al‚ȯi]
(metallurgy)
An alloy capable of exhibiting superconductivity, such as an alloy of niobium and zirconium or an alloy of lead and bismuth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They wrapped copper wire containing filaments of niobium and droplets of tin into coils and then heated them to about 680 [degrees] C, melding the components to form the superconducting alloy To harden and strengthen the brittle coils, the scientists filled the voids with epoxy.
Defects in the crystal structure of the superconducting alloy normally pin these vortices in particular locations.
Later in the 1950s, physicists began noticing that some superconducting alloys behave differently: They accept magnetic fields and retain superconductivity in much higher magnetic fields than the previously known superconductors could withstand.

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