285 – Superconductivity
Guest: Pierre Bauer Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Kolja Dummann
Superconductivity, the ability of a material to carry electrical current with zero resistance, is a surprising property of nature, which man has been able to exploit in many ways, in particular, for high-performance magnets. Those are used in magnetic resonance imagers, but also in colliders and fusion reactors. In this episode we discuss the basics of superconductivity and its uses with Pierre Bauer, a superconductor engineer at ITER.
Superconductivity and its Discovery00:03:05
Applications of Superconductors00:39:08
ITER (omega tau 157 - Fusion at ITER | MRI - Magnetic resonance imaging | LHC - Large Hadron Collider (omega tau 30 – The Large Hadron Collider) | omega tau 96 - Controlling the LHC Beam) | StarTram | Railgun
Mercury <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(element) | Niobium | Tin (XFEL - European X-ray free-electron laser | omega tau 197 - The European XFEL | FCC - Future Circular Collider (omega tau 231 – The Future Circular Collider)
Diffusion barrier <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_barrier