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.
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HM NumberHM1SGT
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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Locationbig map
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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