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.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Room Temperature Superconducting Material?
EETimes.com in an article by R.Colin Johnson, reports on a possible room temperature superconductor: