Superconductiviy is a quantum phenomenon. It shows up through strange physical properties which arouse curiosity but also lead to interesting applications. The presence of superconductivity in a book on magnetism is justified: first, because superconductor substances are generally strongly diamagnetic, but also because superconductors are used both to generate relatively intense magnetic fields (superconducting magnets), and to detect very weak magnetic inductions (SQUIDs).
KeywordsCritical Current Josephson Junction Cooper Pair Flux Quantum Superconducting Wire
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