Physics Today -- December 2003 Each of the three recipients contributed in a different way to the understanding of frictionless flow
Physics Today - March 2003 The heyday of research into the basic properties of intermetallic superconductors took place between 1950 and 1980.
Physics Today - January 2001 The superconducting state of strontium ruthenate (Sr2RuO4) was discovered in 1994 by Yoshiteru Maeno and his collaborators after they had succeeded in making high-quality samples of the material.
Physics Today - October 1998 Rare earth nickel borocarbide compounds are rekindling interest in the decades-old question of how superconductivity and magnetism coexist, and some remarkable answers are emerging.
Physics Today - September 1996 Though Kamerlingh Onnes always stressed the importance of precise measurement in his work, it was an accident that led to the first detection of superconductivity.
Physics Today -- November 1992 While there is not complete agreement on the microscopic mechanism of superconductivity in alkali-metal-doped C60, further research may well lead to the production of analogous materials that lose resistance at even higher temperatures.
Physics Today -- June 1991 It is not enough to know what the ideal structures are, because superconducting properties depend very much on structural defects—and on the arrangement of defects.
Physics Today - May 1986 Some new, electrically conducting organic compounds show unexpected physical phenomena such as superconductivity, spin-density waves and a novel phase transition induced by an applied magnetic field.
Physics Today -- July 1973 “…an outline of some of the main features of our 1957 theory, an indication of directions taken since and a discussion of quantum–interference effects due to the singlet–spin pairing in superconductors.” - Leon Cooper
Physics Today -- October 1969 Understanding has progressed from thermodynamic and phenomenological arguments to the pairing theory. Interest now is in problems of space and time variation of the pair potential and in theoretical prediction of relevant parameters.
A transcript of Richard Feynman's lecture given at California Institute of Technology in December 1959 at the APS meeting on the ideas of a nano world.
Physics World -- May 1996 As the semiconductor industry inches towards integrated circuit technology based on silicon chips with features just 200 nm wide, researchers are trying to build carbon-based electronic devices that are hundreds of times smaller.
Physics Today -- January 1993 The charge and energy of a sufficiently small particle of metal or semiconductor are quantized just like those of an atom. The current through such a quantum dot or one-electron transistor reveals atom-like features in a spectacular way.
PNAS October 28, 2003 vol. 100 no. 22 12576-12578. Coloration strategies in peacock feathers are very ingenious and simple: controlling the lattice constant and the number of periods in the photonic-crystal structure.
Thanks to recent advances in materials research, magnetic tunnel junctions that control the flow of polarized electrons are poised to revolutionize information technology.