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Quantum mechanics on the human scale

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Duration: 0:35:48 | Added: 03 Nov 2017
Stephen Blundell reviews a theory of superconductivity that was developed in Oxford in the 1930’s by Fritz London.

The idea is that under certain conditions quantum coherent effects can become manifest on a large scale. In an effect such as superconductivity, this idea can be put to use in such applications as magnetic resonance imaging, in which a living human patient is inserted inside a quantum coherent wave function. He will explain how coherent effects can be measured in real superconductors.

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