Physics department remembers anniversary of its groundbreaking discovery
Published on January 19 2012
It was one of the biggest advancements in physics in years, and Brock was a part of it.
The high-Tc superconductor - which is composed of a compound of the metals barium, lanthanum, copper andoxygen – meant that energy could be conducted in a faster, easier and less expensive way than it had previously. Twenty-five years ago, its existence was postulated in a paper published by Swiss researchers from IBM’s Zurich laboratory who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.