Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Houston researchers have reported a new way to raise the transition temperature of superconducting materials, boosting the temperature at which the superconductors are able to operate. The results, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest a previously unexplored avenue for achieving higher-temperature superconductivity, which offers a number of […]

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have reported superconductivity in two kinds of higher titanium oxides prepared in the form of ultrathin films. With a thickness of around 120 nanometers, these materials reveal properties that are only just beginning to be explored. Many of us are familiar with titanium dioxide (TiO2), a whitener commonly used in sunscreens […]

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 […]

Penn State researchers have made hundreds of observations of individual potassium atoms, cooled to just slightly above absolute zero. The atoms were trapped by lasers in a two-dimensional grid, and interacting with each other in intriguing ways that could help to reveal the behaviors of superconducting electrons. The team’s scientists suspect that they have observed […]

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