Vienna University of Technology’s new experimental results may change the way we think about making high-temperature superconductors. The results suggest a new way to the ‘holy grail of solid state physics’ – the high-temperature superconductor which works at room temperature. Every standard cable, every wire, every electronic device has some electric resistance. There are, however, […]

Argonne National Laboratory researchers have identified a nickel oxide compound as an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-temperature superconductivity. The project combined crystal growth, X-ray spectroscopy and computational theory. The team successfully synthesized single crystals of a metallic trilayer nickelate compound, a feat the researchers believe to be a first. John Mitchell, an Argonne […]

University of Cambridge St John’s College researchers have shown for the first time the intrinsic ability of graphene to superconduct (or carry an electrical current with no resistance). These results further widen the potential of graphene as a material that could be used in fields such as energy storage, high-speed computing, and molecular electronics. The […]

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) physicists have zoomed in on the transition that could explain why copper-oxides have such impressive superconducting powers. Settling a 20-year debate in the field, they found that a mysterious quantum phase transition associated with the termination of a regime called the “pseudogap” causes a sharp drop in the number […]