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SCIENCE STUDIO: Superconductivity

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  **re-broadcast from Jan. 20, 2013**

Keith & Russ talk with Allan J. Jacobson, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity, at the University of Houston.  Jacobson briefly explains the nature of superconductivity - when certain materials are cooled below a certain temperature, they lose all resistance to electricity, they repel magnetic fields, and become perfect conductors of electricity.  Though it's not fully understood how these superconducting materials work, the Texas Center for Superconductivity is looking into ways to get materials to become superconductive at higher temperatures.  http://tcsuh.com/

Aired June 19, 2016.