• Werner Buckel
Conference paper
Part of the Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte book series (NATURFORSCHER, volume 106)


In 1911 H. Kamerlingh Onnes discovered the abrupt vanishing of the electrical resistance of mercury at 4.2 K and called this phenomenon “superconductivity”. Today, more than half a century later, superconductivity is still a fascinating topic both as regards basic research and applications. The main ideas of our present understanding of superconductivity are discussed. Furthermore, the problems involved in developing a superconductor suitable for technical applications are described. These applications started with the construction of very large superconducting magnets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Buckel
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  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut der Universität KarlsruheDeutschland

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