MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 1437"
How Everything Works 21 Feb 2018. 21 Feb 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=1437>.
1437. What is a superconductor? — PG
A superconductor is a material that carries electric current without any loss of energy. Currents lose energy as they flow through normal wires. This energy loss appears as a voltage drop across the material—the voltage of the current as it enters the material is higher than the voltage of the current when it leaves the material. But in a superconductor, the current doesn't lose any voltage at all. As a result, currents can even flow around loops without stopping. Currents are magnetic and superconducting magnets are based on the fact that once you get a current flowing around a loop of superconductor, it keeps going forever and so does its magnetism.

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