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== Superinsulators  ==
 
== Superinsulators  ==
  
A superinsulator is a material that at low temperatures (and possible combinations of other conditions) has a near infinite resistance. The superinsulating state has many parallels to the [[superconductors|Superconducting]] state, and can be destroyed (in a sudden phase transition) by increased temperature, magnetic fields and voltage.  
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<p>A superinsulator is a material that at low temperatures (and possible combinations of other conditions) has a near infinite resistance. The superinsulating state has many parallels to the [[Superconductors|superconducting]] state, and can be destroyed (in a sudden phase transition) by increased temperature, magnetic fields and voltage. </p>
  
The superinsulating state was first observed on 7 April 2008 by American scientist Valerii Vinokur and Russian scientist Tatyana Baturina at Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with several European institutions. It occurred in a titanium nitride film.
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<p>The superinsulating state was first observed on 7 April 2008 by American scientist Valerii Vinokur and Russian scientist Tatyana Baturina at Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with several European institutions. It occurred in a titanium nitride film. </p>
  
This discovery opens new directions of inquiry in condensed matter physics and breaks ground for a new generation of microelectronics. </p>
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<p>This discovery opens new directions of inquiry in condensed matter physics and breaks ground for a new generation of microelectronics. &lt;/p&gt; </p>
  
 
<p>See the article in the March 2010 IEEE Spectrum Magazine, page 11.<br>http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/materials/scientists-solve-mystery-of-superinsulators</p>
 
<p>See the article in the March 2010 IEEE Spectrum Magazine, page 11.<br>http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/materials/scientists-solve-mystery-of-superinsulators</p>
  
 
<p>The IEEE has a Society closely aligned [[IEEE Council on SuperConductivity History|here]].</p>
 
<p>The IEEE has a Society closely aligned [[IEEE Council on SuperConductivity History|here]].</p>
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<p>[[Category:Engineered_materials_&_dielectrics|Category:Engineered_materials_&amp;_dielectrics]] [[Category:Conductivity_&_superconductivity|Category:Conductivity_&amp;_superconductivity]] [[Category:Superconducting_devices]]</p>
 
<p>[[Category:Engineered_materials_&_dielectrics|Category:Engineered_materials_&amp;_dielectrics]] [[Category:Conductivity_&_superconductivity|Category:Conductivity_&amp;_superconductivity]] [[Category:Superconducting_devices]]</p>

Revision as of 14:28, 8 April 2010

Superinsulators

A superinsulator is a material that at low temperatures (and possible combinations of other conditions) has a near infinite resistance. The superinsulating state has many parallels to the superconducting state, and can be destroyed (in a sudden phase transition) by increased temperature, magnetic fields and voltage.

The superinsulating state was first observed on 7 April 2008 by American scientist Valerii Vinokur and Russian scientist Tatyana Baturina at Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with several European institutions. It occurred in a titanium nitride film.

This discovery opens new directions of inquiry in condensed matter physics and breaks ground for a new generation of microelectronics. </p>

See the article in the March 2010 IEEE Spectrum Magazine, page 11.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/materials/scientists-solve-mystery-of-superinsulators

The IEEE has a Society closely aligned here.