Definition of superconductor in English:



  • 1A substance capable of becoming superconducting at sufficiently low temperatures.

    • ‘And superconductive material is the opposite of an insulator: an insulator stops electricity, but a superconductor will allow electricity to flow freely through them.’
    • ‘Visitors can look at mono-crystals used for optics and electronics, biomaterials and superconductors.’
    • ‘A computational search is well under way for superconductors with higher critical temperatures than substances already found in the laboratory.’
    1. 1.1A substance in the superconducting state.
      ‘as they are cooled through a critical temperature, they suddenly become superconductors’
      • ‘Squid is an acronym for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device, a method developed to detect tiny fluctuations in magnetic fields using a superconductor cooled by liquid helium.’
      • ‘These superconductors usually contain more oxygen atoms than predicted by valence theory.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, the predictions were overly optimistic and there are many inherent problems that must be overcome before the full potential of ceramic superconductors is realized.’
      • ‘Currently, so-called high-temperature superconductors must be cooled with liquid nitrogen to at least - 225F.’
      • ‘Why certain ceramic compounds become superconductors at relatively high temperatures still baffles the world's physicists.’