Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
5) What do you understand by ‘Superconductivity’? Give it uses and applications. also, the claim of superconductivity to work at room temperature has been claimed to be significant, discuss why.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the recent research with respect to superconductivity. IISc researchers have reported superconductivity at room temperature. Their finding, now under review, will be a breakthrough if verified.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must explain the concept of superconductivity and the significance of recent discovery in this direction.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief introduction on the concept of superconductivity.
Discussion should include the following:
Superconductivity is a phenomenon which occurs in certain materials and is
characterized by the absence of electrical resistivity, Superconductors have the ability to conduct electricity without the less of energy. Inside a superconductor the behaviour of electrons is vastly different. The impurities and lattice are still there, but the movement of the superconducting electrons through the obstacle course is quite different.
Then move on to explain the merits and demerits, significance.
Conclude with way forward.