On the Air

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Presenter: Michael Garrett

Published: March 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Vega


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Michael Garrett discusses the physical properties of gases and demonstrates how air is liquefied. Liquefied gases are a key resource for survival with an amazing range of applications and there are now few industries which are not in some way dependent on this major raw material. Life-saving operations in hospitals, the purification of polluted rivers and lakes, and superconductivity are but a few fields which require liquefied gas supplies. The presentation also includes a demonstration of superconductivity and flux pinning.

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