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A UNLV professor is getting accolades for a research milestone that could have major implications for energy efficiency.
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Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, have made a breakthrough in the long sought-after quest for a room-temperature superconductor, which they call the "holy grail" of energy efficiency.
The long-sought goal of finding a superconductor that works at room temperature has been achieved, showing promise for future applications in personal electronics and other technologies, researchers say.
It’s the kind of discovery scientists wait a lifetime for. The kind that, with a little - or a lot - more work, could completely change the world as we know it.
EVER SINCE DUTCH PHYSICIST HEIKE ONNES DISCOVERED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN 1911, scientists have strived for its perfect formulation.
Physicists from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Rochester have made a breakthrough in the long sought-after quest for a room-temperature superconductor, what they call the “holy grail” of energy efficiency.
Scientists have long searched for a material that is superconductive. While there has been a few successes, achieving superconductivity at room temperature has been elusive. But now, scientists have created a material that can conduct electricity efficiently at close to room temperature up to 15° Celsius or 59° Fahrenheit.
Scientists have found the first material that displays a much sought-after property at room temperature.
Developing materials that are superconducting—without electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic field at room temperature—is the “holy grail” of condensed matter physics, says Ranga Dias, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester.
After years and years of work, we are finally here. A team of researchers from the University of Rochester in New York has just synthesized the first superconducting material , a mix of hydrogen, carbon and sulfur, which manages to show its special characteristics even at room temperature . A tool, therefore, that could revolutionize the world of technology and electronics, with significant benefits both in terms of costs and environmental. “Sought after for more than a century,” comments study author Ranga Dias , “these materials are sure to change the world as we know it. Our discovery will open the door to many potential applications ” . The studyhas just been published in Nature.
A superconducting material allows electrical current to flow through it with perfect efficiency, without wasting energy.