WOW-POW = World Of Wonderful POWer: Room Temperature Superconductivity

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Room Temperature Superconductivity

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have for the first time identified a key component to unraveling the mystery of room temperature superconductivity, according to a paper published in the journal Nature.
The quest for room temperature superconductivity has gripped physics researchers since they saw the possibility more than two decades ago. Materials that could potentially transport electricity with zero loss (resistance) at room temperature hold vast potential; some of the possible applications include a magnetically levitated super fast train, efficient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), lossless power generators, transformers, and transmission lines, powerful supercomputers, etc.The most significant development from ME-S standpoint would be the possibilities of unlimited super high density batteries and capacitors for energy storage.
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