Reported successes and failures aid hot pursuit of superconductivity
In 1986 Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller observed superconducting properties in certain ceramic cuprates at much higher temperatures than ever before, a discovery for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize. In 2006 Hideo Hosono's group reported the ...
High-temperature superconductivity record awaits confirmation
SAN ANTONIO — Superconductors are finally heating up. A recent experiment is raising hopes that for the first time in two decades, physicists have set a record high temperature at which a material can transport electrical current with no resistance.
Photos: Nobel Prize Winners Draw Their Discoveries in Crayon
In 1987, J. Georg Bednorz and his colleague, K. Alexander Müller, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the superconductivity of certain ceramic materials at what was considered an abnormally high temperature. Superconductors are ...
The New Yorker
In 1986, the I.B.M. researchers Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller discovered ceramics that acted as radically more practical superconductors. The next year, they won a Nobel, and an enormous wave of optimism followed. “Presidential commissions were ...