Superconductivity Discovery

Superconductivity Discovery (HM1SGT)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35805 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 43.763', W 86° 38.504'

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A graduate student from The University of Alabama in Huntsville achieved a major advance in science at this site on January 29, 1987. He discovered that a material composed of Yttrium, Barium, Copper, and Oxygen would superconduct—show no electrical resistance—at 93 degrees Kelvin. The discovery changed how electrical power was transmitted and used.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 532799 N 3843091
Decimal Degrees34.72938333, -86.64173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.763', W 86° 38.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 45.78" N, 86° 38' 30.24" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ben Graves Dr NW, Huntsville AL 35805, US
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