Generally speaking, magnetism and the lossless flow of electrical current ("superconductivity") are competing phenomena that cannot coexist in the same sample.
Researchers from the Department of Physics at the University of Konstanz have now demonstrated that the lossless electrical transfer of magnetically encoded information is possible.
The results of this study have been published in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications.
This dissipation results in a temperature increase in the building blocks, which, in turn, requires complex cooling systems.
A collaboration at the University of Konstanz between the experimental physics group led by Professor Elke Scheer and the theoretical physics group led by Professor Wolfgang Belzig uses an approach based on dissipation-free charge transport in superconducting building blocks.
Magnetic materials are often used for information storage.