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IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
High-Temperature Superconductivity 1986
Here, on 27th January 1986, J. Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller discovered that in metal oxides superconductivity can arise at unexpectedly high temperatures of 35 K and more.
Superconductivity is the vanishing of electrical resistance. High-temperature superconductivity enables many technical applications, such as high-performance wind turbines, power transformers, magnetic energy storage, as well as new scientific instruments (quantum interference devices, Large Hadron Collider).
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