Vacuum chamber to make superconductor

Vacuum chamber to make superconductor

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Caption: View of an ultra-high vacuum chamber used to produce superconductors by molecular beam deposition. In this technique, a beam of molecular ions is aimed at the sample. The speed of the ions determines the depth they will reach, and the beam may be aimed precisely enough to implant the ions at a specific location within the crystal structure of the target. By implanting enough ions at such very specific sites, researchers hope to create a thin film of superconducting material on metal surfaces. Below a certain temperature (transition), superconductors have no electrical resistance and may exhibit very strong magnetic fields.

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Keywords: conductance, conducting, conductivity, conductor, manufacture, physics, production, superconductor, thin film, thin film superconductor, ultra high, ultra high vacuum chamber, vacuum chamber

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