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IIRC, the superconductivity of these materials breaks down when the magnetic field reaches a certain intensity. Also, the materials themselves are exceedingly brittle, and technologies for using them in real-world applications are still in the laboratory stage.

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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 04:18:01 AM EST
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