Meissner Effect and Application of Meissner Effect

When Superconductors, are cooled below the critical temperature, they expel magnetic field and do not allow the magnetic field to penetrate inside them. This phenomenon in superconductors is called Meissner effect. This phenomenon was discovered by German physicists “Walther Meissner” and “Robert Ochsenfeld” in 1933. During an experiment, they measured the magnetic field outside the … Read more

Comparison of Type – I and Type – II Superconductors

Based on the behavior and properties of Superconductors, these are classified into two categories- (1) Type – I Superconductors: Low Temperature Superconductors. (2) Type – II Superconductors: High Temperature Superconductors. Type – I and Type – II superconductors slightly different in their behavior and properties. The comparison of type-I and type – II superconductors is … Read more

What is Superconductivity?

Superconductivity was discovered by Dutch Physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in 1911 in Leiden. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1913 for his low-temperature research. Some materials when they are cooled, below certain temperature their resistivity get abolished means they exhibit the infinite conductivity. The property / phenomenon of infinite conductivity in materials … Read more

Properties of Superconductors

The superconducting material shows some extraordinary properties which make them very important for modern technology. The research is still going on to understand and utilise these extraordinary properties of superconductors in various fields of technology. Such properties of superconductors are listed below- Zero Electric Resistance (Infinite Conductivity) Meissner Effect: Expulsion of magnetic field Critical Temperature/Transition … Read more