- In 2013, an international team discovered that when YBCO (yttrium barium copper oxide) is irradiated with infrared laser pulses it briefly becomes superconducting at room temperature
- On the one hand, the new result helps to refine the still incomplete theory of high-temperature superconductors, on the other, it could assist materials scientists to develop new superconductors with higher critical temperatures
- Until now, superconducting magnets, motors and cables must be cooled to temperatures far below zero with liquid nitrogen or helium.
Superconductivity Without Cooling
12. 4. 14 by Radu Serban