Definition of superconductor in English:



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

    • ‘A computational search is well under way for superconductors with higher critical temperatures than substances already found in the laboratory.’
    • ‘Visitors can look at mono-crystals used for optics and electronics, biomaterials and superconductors.’
    • ‘And superconductive material is the opposite of an insulator: an insulator stops electricity, but a superconductor will allow electricity to flow freely through them.’
    1. 1.1A substance in the superconducting state.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘These superconductors usually contain more oxygen atoms than predicted by valence theory.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’