Thursday, March 20, 2008

Room Temperature Superconducting Material? in an article by R.Colin Johnson, reports on a possible room temperature superconductor:
PORTLAND, Ore. — A new superconducting material fabricated by a Canadian-German team has been fabricated out of a silicon-hydrogen compound. Instead of super-cooling the material, as is necessary for conventional superconductors, the new material is instead super-compressed. The researchers claim that the new material could sidestep the cooling requirement, thereby enabling superconducting wires that work at room temperature.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Sounds cool. However, since SiH4 is gas at room temp it sound like there are some engineering issues. Many years ago they made some relatively warm solid superconductors. I wonder what happened to them.