Physics World magazine: April 2011 special issue
Download the April 2011 issue of Physics World, which celebrates the centenary of superconductivity – that mysterious yet bizarre phenomenon that we still do not truly understand.
Relive the key events of the last 100 years in the company of Paul Michael Grant, who also presents his top five applications of superconductivity with the biggest impact on society today.
Stephen Blundell examines the pivotal role in understanding these materials played by the brothers Fritz and Heinz London, while Ted Forgan recalls the euphoric early days of high-temperature superconductivity 25 years ago, and Laura Greene calls for a global collaboration to reveal the next generation of high-temperature materials.
Finally, don't miss our profiles of three key industrial players – GE, American Superconductor and Oxford Instruments – as well as our fabulous superconductivity timeline.