Xavier Physics Research

Superconductivity

Superconductivity equipmentSuperconductivity research has been thriving at Xavier for many years now. With the purchase of a liquid helium dewar, temperatures of 4 Kelvin can be reached for an extended period of time. Recently, students and faculty have focused on Josephson Junction arrays, which exhibit interesting features as oscillators.

Other research has been done on YBa2Cu3O7 as a ceramic superconductor, and work is underway on new developments in this field. Other work has been done with superconducting magnets (with yellow insulator around coils), which can produce strong fields without producing heat.