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Subject: Can superconductors work without coolant in space?

Date: Fri Dec 30 00:48:30 2005
Posted by Nikos
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Area of science: Physics
ID: 1135928910.Ph

We know that current high temperature superconductors can work at around 150 K, 
which means that a coolant is needed to make it produce its zero resistance 
properties. Could a superconductor work in space without a coolant because  
space temperature is very low?

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