First Room-Temperature Superconductor
Photo credit: University of Rochester
Scientists at the University of Rochester have synthesized the first room-temperature superconductor, which could be used in future electronics and transportation technologies. Put simply, superconductors transmit electricity without resistance, enabling the current to flow without any energy loss. However, all previously discovered superconductors must be cooled to very low temperatures, making them impractical for most uses. Read more for a video and additional information.



The team found the first superconductor that operates at room temperature where the material is superconducting below temperatures of about 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit). For now, this phenomenon can only occur at extremely high pressures, limiting its practical usefulness.

hand2mind-90740 Magnetic Science Kit for Kids 8-12, Kids Science Kit with Fact-Filled Guide, Make Magnets Float and Build a Compass, STEM Toys, 9 Science Experiments
594 Reviews
hand2mind-90740 Magnetic Science Kit for Kids 8-12, Kids Science Kit with Fact-Filled Guide, Make Magnets Float and Build a Compass, STEM Toys, 9 Science Experiments
  • LEARN AND PLAY - Welcome and launch yourself into the exciting world of magnetic science and discover the force around you!
  • 9 experiments and 20 real lab tools that allows your scientist to explore and learn the importance of magnets (floating magnets, using magnetic...
  • Our 20 fact-filled colorful lab guide is jam packed with pictures and information that will keep your kid busy with fun for HOURS in your home...

“It’s a landmark. In a couple of years,” he says, “we went from 200 [K] to 250 and now 290. I’m pretty sure we will reach 300,” said José Flores-Livas, a computational physicist at the Sapienza University of Rome that develops models that explain high-temperature superconductivity.

Write A Comment