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Jeff Tallon demonstrates superconductor developments, 1987

Jeff Tallon demonstrates superconductor developments, 1987

DSIR physicist Jeff Tallon (far right) demonstrates developments in ceramic superconductors to Energy Minister Bob Tizard (seated, left) and Agriculture Minister Colin Moyle (seated, right) in July 1987. The following year Tallon, Bob Buckley and Murray Presland discovered a new ceramic material, known as BSCCO-2223. This became used around the world for making superconducting wires. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/3368

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Physics, chemistry and mathematics - New Zealand science strengths and challenges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43381/jeff-tallon-demonstrates-superconductor-developments-1987 (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 22 Oct 2014