Jefferson Lab Built on Nobel Prize Winning Physics

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Alexei A. Abrikosov, Vitaly L. Ginzburg and Anthony J. Leggett will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics.

Jefferson Lab Built on Nobel Prize Winning Physics

Earlier this week, a Russian, a Russian-American and a Briton who also has U.S. citizenship were announced as winning this year's Nobel Prize in physics. Alexei A. Abrikosov and Vitaly L. Ginzburg will share this year's Nobel in physics for their theories about superconductivity, the ability of some materials to conduct electricity without resistance, along with Anthony J. Leggett, for explaining one type of superfluidity, a peculiar behaviour exhibited by cryogenic helium.

Without these two scientific advances Jefferson Lab would not exist in its current, unique-in-the-world form. The 338 superconducting, niobium cavities inside the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab are chilled with liquid helium, making it the largest installed base of superconducting technology in the world today.


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