Superconductors-A Review of Their Properties and Applications

  • A. J. Varkey Department of Physics and Electronic Engineering, University of Swaziland, P/Bag 4, Kwaluseni, Swaziland


Superconductors are a special class of materials which exhibit a number of remarkable properties distinct from normal materials. These materials have found varied industrial and technological applications since the phenomenon of superconductivity was first discovered in 1911. A great deal of efforts are being made world wide today to synthesize and characterize newer superconducting materials. This paper highlights the important properties of superconductors. A brief discussion of the major application of these materials is also presented.

UNISWA Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology Vol. 4 (2) 2000: pp 124-134

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