World's Thinnest Superconductor Ever Created

Dr. Ken Shih and some of his physicist colleagues, have reported the development of the thinnest superconducting metal layer ever created, a superconducting sheet of lead only two atoms thick.

High Temperature Superconducting Magnets Just Got 45% More Power

Engineers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the Florida State University are closer than ever to launching a new generation of high-field magnet, being 3,000 times stronger than an ordinary refrigerator magnet and will be able to generate a field about 45% more powerful than the strongest superconducting magnet currently available.

Room Temperature Superconductors: a Step Away

Imagine your television set working for 0.0001Watt, or your electric car charged by the Sun as you go. Imagine almost never ending batteries powering cool engines, no power lost through heat.

Superconductivity Could Be Reinvented

Rice University scientists conducted a study on superconductivity. Physicists Pengcheng Dai and Andriy Nevidimoskyy, with some of their colleagues, used simulations and neutron scattering experiments that show that the atomic structure of materials to reveal tiny distortions of the crystal lattice in a so-called iron pnictide compound of sodium, iron, nickel, and arsenic.

Researchers Make One More Step Towards Metallic Hydrogen as Superconductor

A team of scientists from Cornell University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook announced this week in a specialized publication that they discovered, at least theoretically, how to turn hydrogen into a metal at significantly lower pressures than ever thought and make a superconductor out of it.

Breakthrough Iron-Based Superconductors Pave the Way for Energy-Intensive Technologies

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have developed an iron-based high performance superconducting wire, paving the way for some of...

Germanium Hydride to Become High Temperature Viable Superconductor

The evolution of energy storage is not enough if we don't also evolve the energy transportation methods. That's why superconductors are not only good for us, but are also necessary in some applications where heat and energy loss, in general, have no place.
Comparison Between Typical Power Transmission Cables and Superconducting Cables, Both Rated at 12,500 Amps

Superconductors Could Increase Wind Turbine Efficiency

One of the great limitations in any electrical or electronic system is resistance. Electrical resistance, measured in “Ω” or ohms, is not a constant,...

Swiss High-Temperature Superconductor Discovery Could Change The Grid Forever

A team of researchers from EPFL's Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism could change the way people transmit electricity and the efficiency of the process. Their...

New Discovery Sheds Light on Way to High Temperature Superconductivity

High temperature superconductors are today what some other time the philosopher's stone used to be. Research done by Gennady Logvenov and his colleagues from the Brookehaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY sheds a new light on how scientists could engineer materials to obtain their desiderate: room temperature superconductors.