Superconductor that is superconductive at room temperature

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What's the possibility of developing a superconductor that is superconductive at room temperature?
Developing such superconductor would be a very significant scientific advancement and will certainly change out lives.
 
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No one knows.

We do not yet even understand the mechanism for high-temperature superconductivity, so whether or not it is possible to push Tc to higher tempeatures is unknown.

Also, e.g. the pnictides have only been around for a few years, and ther discovery shows that it is possible that there are families of superconductors that are yet to be discovered.
 
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No one knows.

We do not yet even understand the mechanism for high-temperature superconductivity, so whether or not it is possible to push Tc to higher tempeatures is unknown.

Also, e.g. the pnictides have only been around for a few years, and ther discovery shows that it is possible that there are families of superconductors that are yet to be discovered.
I'm starting my science degree next year and was thinking about doing physics and specialising in superconductivity for post graduate studies.
Will do the bachelor first and then decide :)
 

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