Lanthanum barium copper oxide

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Lanthanum barium copper oxide, or LBCO, was discovered in 1986 and was the first high temperature superconductor.[1] Johannes Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in physics for its discovery.[2]


  1. ^ J. G. Bednorz and K. A. Müller (1986). "Possible high Tc superconductivity in the Ba−La−Cu−O system". Z. Physik, B 64 (1): 189–193. Bibcode:1986ZPhyB..64..189B. doi:10.1007/BF01303701. 
  2. ^ Nobel prize website

The Break-Through, by Robert M. Hazen, Summit books, 1988