Thursday, May 29, 2008
The world's highest temperature superconductors share an unusual affinity for magnetism, according to researchers in the U.S. Earlier this month, high-temperature superconducting iron-compounds with lanthanum and arsenic were separately discovered by Japanese and Chinese researchers. Now, U.S. researchers have confirmed those results, heralding a new generation of "supermagnets" for magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) machines, superconducting electric motors, power-generators and -transmission lines.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 8:00 AM