First room-temperature superconductor excites scientists

Published October 16, 2020


The New York Times quoted Eva Zurek, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, in articles on the first room-temperature superconductor, which conducts electricity at 59 degrees Fahrenheit by crushing a carbon, sulfur and hydrogen compound between two diamonds at a pressure about 70% of that found at the center of Earth. The material could be used in applications ranging from quantum computing to building better MRI machines.

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