New material could advance superconductivity

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:31 in Physics & Chemistry

Scientists have looked for different ways to force hydrogen into a metallic state for decades. Metallic hydrogen is a holy grail for materials science because it could be used for superconductors, materials that have no resistance to the flow of electrons, increasing efficiency many times over. For the first time researchers have experimentally produced a new class of materials blending hydrogen with sodium that could alter the superconductivity landscape.

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