On 8 April 1911, Professor Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and his collaborators, Cornelis Dorsman, Gerrit Jan Flim, and Gilles Holst, discovered superconductivity. They observed that the resistance of mercury approached "practically zero" as its temperature was lowered to 3 kelvins. Today, superconductivity makes many electrical technologies possible, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and high-energy particle accelerators.
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricSub Category: ResearchEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Leiden UniversityLeidenCountry: NetherlandsWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Discovery_of_Superconductivity,_1911Creator: Onne, Heike Kamerlingh
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