First room-temperature superconductor found


Jan 28, 2014
First room-temperature superconductor found.

For the less electrically-nerdy, this is a material that, unlike wire, doesn't lose energy to other effects, such as heat, when conducting electricity. In effect, its a wire with near zero resistance. Most function at temperatures below -140 °C, and have massive cryogenic requirements for actual use.

This new design trades the need for super-cool temps to super-high pressure (like center of the earth pressure), but this could be the first step to the miniaturization of electromagnets or long-distance power relays.

and yeah, after finding this video, they're right: it could be a real step on the road to a real hoverboard.
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