For future superconductors, a little bit of lithium may do hydrogen a lot of good

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 09:49 in Physics & Chemistry

Scientists have a long and unsuccessful history of attempting to convert hydrogen to a metal by squeezing it under incredibly high and steady pressures. Metallic hydrogen is predicted to be a high-temperature superconductor. A superconductor is a state of matter where electrons, and thus electricity, can flow indefinitely and without resistance.

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