Prof Mark Miodownik explores the extraordinary properties of ceramic superconductors.
When cooled to -196 degrees Celsius, they can conduct electricity without losing any energy, and repel magnets.
Scientists are now studying ceramics atom by atom, searching for superconductors that will work at more practical temperatures.
Available since: Tue 10 Apr 2012
- Series Producer
- Jacqueline Smith
- Mark Miodownik
- Executive Producer
- Helen Thomas