Scientists have achieved superconductivity at room temperature for the first time
Researchers finally find a way to create a resistance-free flow of electricity at room temperature.
The creation of superconductors without electrical resistance and magnetic field is «the holy grail» physics, because it will open the way to technologies that can radically change our world. Until now, such properties have been observed only in some materials at negative temperatures. However, scientists from the University of Rochester reported the achievement of superconductivity at 15 °C and a pressure of 2.74 million kg per cm2.
To do this, the team combined hydrogen with carbon and sulfur in a diamond anvil to photochemically synthesize simple organic sulfuric acid hydride. In the future, researchers will search for materials that become superconductors at lower pressures..
According to physicists, their discovery already allows the use of sulfuric acid hydride to reduce losses in high-voltage electrical networks, increase the efficiency of magnetic levitation trains, MRI machines and computer systems..
Physicists Have Achieved Superconductivity at Room Temperature
In addition, researchers are also developing a new type of material that can conduct both electricity and light..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: University of Rochester