Superconductor at 250K, 170GPa

In summary, A new superconducting material, LaH10, has been discovered and reported in an arXiv article. It was researched mostly by the Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie in Germany. This discovery has been published and mentioned in a Nature's News and Views article and on Zz.Phys.org.
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Summary: arXiv article reporting new superconducting material - LaH10

I have actually been outside when the temperatures dipped below 250K. Although the pressure wasn't 170GPa.
The discovery is being reported in arXiv here:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.01561

PDF: https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1812/1812.01561.pdf

It looks like most of the work was done out of Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, Germany

This is reported in a Nature's News and Views article, and has been published. See first reference at the end of the article.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01583-y
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Related to Superconductor at 250K, 170GPa

1. What is a superconductor?

A superconductor is a material that has zero electrical resistance and expels magnetic fields when cooled below a certain temperature, known as the critical temperature.

2. What is the significance of a superconductor at 250K, 170GPa?

This means that the superconductor can maintain its superconducting properties at a relatively high temperature of 250K (approximately -23°C) and under a high pressure of 170 gigapascals (1.7 million atmospheres).

3. How does a superconductor achieve zero electrical resistance?

Superconductors are able to achieve zero electrical resistance by allowing electrons to flow through the material without any obstacles or resistance. This is due to the formation of Cooper pairs, which are pairs of electrons that can move together without resistance.

4. What are the potential applications of a superconductor at 250K, 170GPa?

A superconductor at these conditions could be used in a variety of applications, such as high-speed transportation systems, more efficient power transmission, and advanced medical imaging technologies.

5. What are the challenges of creating a superconductor at 250K, 170GPa?

One of the main challenges is finding a material that can maintain its superconducting properties at such high temperatures and pressures. Another challenge is being able to produce and maintain these conditions consistently and cost-effectively.

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