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Ashcroft's work on superconductivity leads to record breaking high temperature

Prof Neil Ashcroft's work on the superconducting potential of hydrogen compounds has led to a record breaking high temperature superconductor. Using hydrogen sulphide, researchers at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany measured supercondonductivity beginning at 190 K (–83 ˚C). The previous record using cuprates was 164 Kelvin (–109 ˚C).

Read more in Nature News

By Julien Bobroff (user:Jubobroff), Frederic Bouquet (user:Fbouquet), Jeffrey Quilliam, LPS, Orsay, France