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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Superconductivity Discovery

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 28, 2016
1. Superconductivity Discovery Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2012 by The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 43.763′ N, 86° 38.504′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Ben Graves Drive NW north of Holmes Avenue NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of UAH's Wilson Hall. The area is accessible from Sparkman Drive or Holmes Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35816, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ms. Baker: Monkeynaut (approx. 1.4 miles away); T-38 Talon (approx. 1.4 miles away); External Tank (approx. 1.4 miles away); Main Engines
Superconductivity Discovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 28, 2016
2. Superconductivity Discovery Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Pathfinder (approx. 1.4 miles away); U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pathfinder Orbiter (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2016, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2016, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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