May 27, 2019

New superconductivity record edges closer to room temperature

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No matter how good a material is at conducting electricity, there’s usually some resistance – unless you use superconductive materials. Since they can conduct electricity with absolutely no loss, they could be revolutionary if not for one little problem: they only work if kept extremely cold. But now researchers at Max Planck have reported a new record high temperature for superconductivity, at a toasty −23° C (−9.4° F).

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