Richard Feynman and the History of Superconductivity

  title={Richard Feynman and the History of Superconductivity},
  author={David Goodstein and Judith R. Goodstein},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
Abstract. This paper deals with two topics. One is the history of superconductivity, and the other is what Richard Feynman had to do with it. The history of superconductivity can be traced back to Michael Faraday and the first liquefaction of a gas in 1823. It is a heroic tale of triumph over cold and resistance, and once the phenomenon was actually discovered in 1911, it would take almost 50 years more before a satisfactory explanation emerged. Although Richard Feynman only authored one… 

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