For years, scientists said a “room-temperature superconductor” that conducts electricity without any resistance could have enormous implications for…
Energy generation and transmission, transport, computing, and more.
And now, in what’s been an excellent year for science fiction nerds….
(VR, aliens, space internet, flying cars, and season 5 of The Grand Tour; Euro crash)…
A group of South Korean researchers claims they’ve created a “room-temperature ambient pressure superconductor” that “opens a new era for humankind.”
It’s codenamed LK-99, but unlike copper wire, which sheds electricity…
This superconductor material can push electrons with zero resistance.
How Room-Temperature Superconductors
Could Revolutionize Electronics… And
Lead to New Possibilities For Consumers
Superconductors make highly efficient electronics. But the ultralow temperatures and ultrahigh pressures required to make them work are costly and difficult to implement.
Room-temperature superconductors promise to change that.
When an electric current flows through an ordinary conductor like a copper wire…
The electrons lose some energy, and the wire heats up.
Superconducting wires can transmit electricity without losing power. And if we have a room-temperature semiconductor that works reliably — and can be economically mass-produced — it could revolutionize electronics and lead to new possibilities.
- MRIs (used to take pictures of your body’s interior to investigate or diagnose tumors or brain disorders) could become much less expensive to operate.
- According to industry estimates, electrical power grids would be at least 20% more power efficient than today’s grids, saving billions of dollars annually.
- Ultrafast, energy-efficient computer chips and ultrapowerful magnets could be used to levitate Maglev trains that operate over longer distances at lower costs.
- Computers would run faster with lower power consumption. And quantum computers could be built with many more qubits, enabling them to solve problems beyond the reach of today’s most powerful supercomputers.
That’s why the paper published by the South Korean researchers sparked excitement.
This Group May Have Found a Cheaper Way to Create a “Room-temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor”
One that could bring some of the possibilities mentioned above to life.
Of course, their claim is still in the early stages of being validated.
But if it turns out to be accurate, it will be a quantum leap for our technological progress.
Electrical power transmission becomes cheap, driving industrial production costs down.
It could be akin to a rapid global industrial revolution….
And the wealth generated could be bigger than we saw during the Internet revolution.
But to profit from companies at the vanguard of this exciting trend…
You don’t have to wait until we’re using railguns to shoot payloads into space.
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