Room-Temperature Superconductivity


Two independent studies report superconductivity at record high temperatures in hydrogen-rich materials under extreme pressure.

https://physics.aps.org/articles/v12/1



Evidence for Superconductivity above 260 K in Lanthanum Superhydride at Megabar Pressures

Maddury Somayazulu, Muhtar Ahart, Ajay K. Mishra, Zachary M. Geballe, Maria Baldini, Yue Meng, Viktor V. Struzhkin, and Russell J. Hemley
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 027001 (2019)
Published January 14, 2019



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