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Mller, Karl Alexander

Mller, Karl Alexander, 1927?, Swiss physicist, Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1958. In 1983, Mller and co-researcher Johannes Georg Bednorz discovered superconductivity in a ceramic fragment at temperatures much higher than had been previously thought possible. Their discovery made possible applications in power lines, generators, and computers. In 1987, Bednorz and Mller were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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