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An Introduction to Superconductivity, 1965

 Item — Reel: UA-F002714
Identifier: 50019-D

Scope and Contents

MSU Physics Professor Alfred Leitner describes the energy gap in superconductors and an experiment used to measure it. The film looks at measurements indicating the disappearance of electrical resistance in the transition to the superconducting state and considers the temperature of transition, the exclusion of magnetic flux (Meissner effect), shielding currents, the "floating magnet," and persistent currents. Includes a discussion of the tunnel effect in connection with experiments involving an electron tunneling junction.


  • 1965


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1 Reels (48 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16mm

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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