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Seriously thoughtful Room temperature superconductor!
#1  pdurrant 10-15-2020, 03:22 AM
The first room-temperature superconductor has been created!

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02895-0

OK, it's a bit of a chilly room, but still!

Unfortunately, it's not at room pressure. It transitions at 287.7 kelvin (14.55C) at 267 gigapascals (2.6 million atmospheres).

But it's still a marvellous achievement, and will almost certainly lead to greater understanding of the physics of superconductivity.

And with a bit of luck, it may even lead to room temperature superconductors that don't need to be kept in a diamond anvil.
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#2  cromag 10-15-2020, 04:53 AM
I was just reading about that this evening.
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#3  binaryhermit 10-28-2020, 03:22 PM
Still doesn't sound terribly practical yet
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#4  Bilbo1967 10-28-2020, 06:15 PM
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a sale on diamond anvils on Black Friday!
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#5  pdurrant 10-29-2020, 04:29 AM
Quote binaryhermit
Still doesn't sound terribly practical yet
Well, clearly not.

But the fact that one exists at all means that the existence of a practical one is now much more likely.
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