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In January 2019, CERN announced that it was finalizing plans for a Future Circular Collider (FCC) to replace the Large Hadron Collider that would be nearly 100 kilometers long, powered by magnets that harness the power of superconductivity. Capable of accelerating particles up to near the speed of light to be smashed together, the FCC has the potential to become a “Higgs-boson factory.” But what is it about superconductors that make them this powerful?

The answer lies in the incredible property of superconductivity, a unique material characteristic that has the potential to revolutionize electrical transmission, transportation, and physics as we know it.

Superconductivity is clearly important, so what is it?

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Category: Science