Oxygen drips upwards from superconductors

Wood, David, Greener, V. and Hampshire, D. P. (2002) Oxygen drips upwards from superconductors. Nature, 415 (6874). p. 860. ISSN 0028-0836

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In a famous experiment, a magnet is levitated above a superconductor that has been cooled to 77 K in liquid nitrogen. Here we show that in this set-up, liquid oxygen drops form on the superconductor, drip upwards, hit the magnet and then boil.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 14:44
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 21:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33882

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