Room Temperature Superconductor Turns to Reality

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Superconductors are thought to change the world. The only difficulty is that all of the materials we've used to harvest need to be kept at close absolute zero temperatures so that they act superconducting. But now, thanks to high-powered lasers, researchers have atlast made a piece of ceramic superconducting at room temperature.


This is great news. And clearly it's great news with a big caution. The ceramic only remained superconducting for a split second. 



In fact, it was only a few millionths of a millisecond. That's a very, very momentary lifespan for our astonishing new room temperature superconductor. Though, the fruitful experiment is proof that such a thing is promising.


The scientists say that this development will not only deliver key insight into the incomplete theory of high-temperature (and room temperature) superconductors. 

"It could [also] support materials researchers to develop new superconductors with higher critical temperatures," says Mankowsky who led the study. "And eventually to reach the dream of a superconductor that functions at room temperature and needs no chilling at all."


When that day comes, superconductors will alter everything from power grids to transport. Also, levitation. So much hovering is promising with room temperature superconductors.


Source: GIZMODO

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