Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
10 months ago

Episode 29: Superconducting Materials

Closing in on the holy grail of materials science

Few topics have captivated the imagination of scientists like superconductivity. In this episode, we cover the history of superconductors starting with the Gentleman of Zero Kelvin himself. We discuss applications of superconductors for high-speed trains and more and even chat about the recent discovery of the first-ever room-temperature superconductor!

Articles Discussed:

  • 2007, April 1911: Onnes Begins work on Superconductivity [LINK]
  • 22010 van Delft, The discovery of superconductivity [LINK]

This episode is sponsored by Matmatch. Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project! This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more. This episode was also sponsored by the electronics division of the American Ceramic Society (ACERS) check them out at their webpage.

Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

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Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator, co-host, production), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator, co-host, production), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa (production and editing assistance)

Keywords: superconductor ceramic oxide discovery

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