Institute for Technical Physics


Is loss-free electricity transport possible? Where are the technical applications of superconductors?
Measurement of the critical temperature

Superconductivity is a cool phenomenon with fascinating properties: When superconductors are cooled down to very low temperatures, they suddenly conduct electric current without any resistance. The central topic of this station is the determination of the transition temperature and the approach to this macroscopic quantum effect.

A guided tour through the laboratories of the Institute for Technical Physics completes this series of experiments and provides insights into the technical application potential of superconductors.


Electrical conductivity of metals and superconductors at room temperature and low temperatures