Superconductivity in Cuba: Reaching the Frontline

  • Oscar Arés Muzio
  • Ernesto AltshulerEmail author
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


The start of experimental research in the field of superconductivity was a very special moment for Cuban physics: Cuban scientists at the Physics Faculty, University of Havana, synthesized the first Cuban superconductor (a 123-YBCO ceramic sample) just 2 months after the publication of the famous paper by Wu and co-workers that triggered the frantic race of High Tc superconductors all over the world. We timely joined the world’s frontline in superconductor research.


Josephson Junction Ferric Oxide Physics Faculty Small Magnetic Field Magnetism Laboratory 
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This paper would have been impossible without data given by Sergio García and also by Carlos Cruz-Inclán. Elena Vigil gave important insights relative to the early times of IMRE.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic InstituteCINVESTAVMéridaMexico
  2. 2.Physics FacultyUniversity of HavanaHavanaCuba

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