Yttrium-Barium-Copper Oxide

Yttrium-Barium-Copper Oxide

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Credit: Phil Degginger/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Demonstration of magnetic levitation of the high-temperature superconductors - yttrium-barium-copper oxide (Y-Ba2-Cu3-O7-x). The photograph shows a small, cylindrical magnet floating freely above a nitrogen-cooled, cylindrical specimen of a superconducting ceramic. The glowing vapour is from liquid nitrogen, which maintains the ceramic within its superconducting temperature range.

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Keywords: barium, composite, conductance, conducting, conductivity, conductor, cooled, copper, disc, floating, levitation, liquid, magnet, magnetic, magnetic levitation, magnetism, nitrogen, oxide, physics, samarium cobalt, super, super conducting high-temperature superconductor, superconductor, supercooled, yttrium, yttrium-barium-copper oxide

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