Navigation Links
UBC physicists develop 'impossible' technique to study and develop superconductors
Date:6/23/2008

A team of University of British Columbia researchers has developed a technique that controls the number of electrons on the surface of high-temperature superconductors, a procedure considered impossible for the past two decades.

Led by Physics Assoc. Prof. Andrea Damascelli, the team deposited potassium atoms onto the surface of a piece of superconducting copper oxide. The approach allows the scientists to continuously manipulate the number of electrons on ultra-thin layers of material.

The details are published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.

Superconductivity the phenomenon of conducting electricity with no resistance occurs in some materials at very low temperatures. High-temperature superconductors are a class of materials capable of conducting electricity with little or no resistance in temperatures as high as -140 degrees Celsius.

"The development of future electronics, such as quantum computer chips, hinges on extremely thin layers of material," says Damascelli, Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Solids.

"Extremely thin layers and surfaces of superconducting materials take on very different properties from the rest of the material. Electrons have been observed to re-arrange, making it impossible for scientists to study," says Damascelli. "It's become clear in recent years that this phenomenon is both the challenge and key to making great strides in superconductor research.

"The new technique opens the door to systematic studies not just of high-temperature superconductors, but many other materials where surfaces and interfaces control the physical properties," says Damascelli. "The control of surfaces and interfaces plays a vital role in the development of applications such as fuel cells and lossless power lines, and may lead to new materials altogether."

The superconductors Damascelli's team experimented on are the purest samples currently ava
'/>"/>

Contact: Brian Lin
brian.lin@ubc.ca
604-822-2234
University of British Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Physicists pin down spin of surface atoms
2. Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find
3. Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find
4. Physicists discover gold can be magnetic on the nanoscale
5. Physicists discover how fundamental particles lose track of quantum mechanical properties
6. UM physicists show electrons can travel over 100 times faster in graphene than in silicon
7. Physicists saved from drowning in complexities of wetting theory
8. New unifying theory of lasers advanced by physicists
9. Discovery by UC Riverside physicists could enable development of faster computers
10. EpiCept Reports Expansion of Clinical Development For Licensed Cancer Compound
11. Anesiva to Host Conference Call and Webcast Tomorrow to Discuss Encouraging Development in Zingo(TM) Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... August 26, 2015 , ... MediVet ... a second US laboratory is to open in Manhattan, Kansas in early October, ... and long-term growth of research and development through collaboration with researchers from Kansas ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... 26, 2015  The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), ... Miami Miller School of Medicine, announced today that ... test for the first time a novel transplant ... FDA approved Phase I/II study builds upon decades ... an important first step toward the development of ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... 26, 2015 China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: ... leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, ... today announced that the Company has been informed that ... wholly owned by Mr. Yuen Kam, chairman of the ... outstanding shares (the "Shares") of  Excellent China Healthcare Investment ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The 2015 Epigenomics & Metabolomics Meeting in Boston ... Asymmetrex to share the first report on progress with its crowdsourcing campaign designed ... tissue stem cells. , With a name like “H2A.Z asymmetry,” the new biomarker would ...
Breaking Biology Technology:MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 2MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 3Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 2Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 3Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 4China Cord Blood Corporation Receives Notice of Transactions Regarding its 7% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 2China Cord Blood Corporation Receives Notice of Transactions Regarding its 7% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 2Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 4
... HILL, N.C., July 1 To effectively measure,customer ... of 3.93 out of 5 among customer service ... conducted by Best Practices, LLC,s GLOBAL,BENCHMARKING COUNCIL., ... assessment tool, with,companies in the study,s health care ...
... Companies invited to submit applications for positions, ... Carolina Biotechnology Center has unveiled a unique fellowship,program ... transition into industry R&D careers., The NCBC ... providing work experience in North Carolina,s life-science,companies. It ...
... a healthcare,technology company, announced today they have ... to a 10 year contract. The Canadian ... benefits and claims,solution and its integrated AboveHealth(R) ... medical, dental, life, disability and,pharmacy lines of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Follow-up Phone Surveys: Effective Customer Service Assessment Tool for Improving Satisfaction 2N.C. Biotechnology Center Launches Industrial Fellowship Program 2N.C. Biotechnology Center Launches Industrial Fellowship Program 3Healthation Chosen by Large Canadian Third Party Administrator to Support All Employee Benefits and Claims Administration 2
(Date:8/12/2015)... Aug. 12, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... solutions, today announced that four of its fingerprint ... have officially been named FIDO Certified™ by the ... the certification, Synaptics, Natural ID™ fingerprint solutions are ... Framework (UAF) standard and are interoperable among other ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... 2015  Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Honda ... to learn firsthand how Silicon Valley technologies can ... a world leader in multi-factor identity management and ... federal agencies and commercial organizations achieve new levels ... "The vast majority of network breaches can be ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... ALBANY, New York , August 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... new market report titled "Facial Recognition Market - Global ... - 2022", the global market for facial recognition is ... market is driven by increased demand for surveillance systems ... to the rising number of crimes and terrorist activities ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 3Rep. Honda to Visit Crossmatch in Redwood City 2Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 2Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 3Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 4Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 5Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 6
... of time, knowledge and training in health promotion and ... the top barriers to including effective physical activity counseling ... The University of Texas School of Public Health, part ... Houston (UTHealth). "Individual and organization barriers must be ...
... DNA can trigger tumorigenesis. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) ... a protein involved in the repair and signaling ... light on the origins of neurodegenerative diseases and ... or environmental toxins can cause double-stranded breaks in ...
... have found that acceptance of the site of a ... economic background. Writing in the International Journal of Environmental ... more often have a positive opinion on the location ... While the actual quantities of nuclear waste around the ...
Cached Biology News:UTHealth study addresses barriers to physical activity counseling 2UTHealth study addresses barriers to physical activity counseling 3Where to put nuclear waste? 2
The Captivate Disposable Sample Chamber is designed for use with the Captivate magnetic yoke assembly (C-24700) and can be used with our Captivate ferrofluid conjugates (C-21473 C-21474 C-21476) or ...
...
... SAGE (serial analysis of ... genome-wide expression analysis. Expression profiles ... enough to detect low-abundance transcripts ... novel genes. The I-SAGE Kit ...
Human PDGF, CF...
Biology Products: