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Rights: Industrial Research Limited Published 2 February 2018 Size: 420 KB Referencing Hub media

105K or -168°C is the superconductive critical temperature for a ceramic material known as BSCCO 2223. Superconductivity research scientists Jeff Tallon and Bob Buckley based at Industrial Research Limited in Wellington developed this ceramic. The coolant used is liquid nitrogen, a far cheaper option than liquid helium.

Learn more about the work of IRL researchers on High temperature superconductors.

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