“Reddmatter” shows evidence of room temperature superconductivity

Evidence has been found that suggests room temperature superconductivity is possible with “Reddmatter”.

#Reddmatter #shows #evidence #room #temperature #superconductivity

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This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://newatlas.com/materials/reddmatter-room-temperature-superconductivity/) reduced by 85%. (I’m a bot)
> Scientists at the University of Rochester claim to have created a material that acts as a superconductor at room temperature and lower pressures than ever before.

> In the new study, the Rochester scientists claim to have created a material that works as a superconductor at room temperature and relatively low pressure.

> The team started with the element lutetium, combined with hydrogen to form a hydride, giving the material properties that made it a promising candidate for room temperature superconductivity.

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> In the beginning the material was a lustrous blue color, but as it was compressed in a diamond anvil it shifted to pink when it became superconductive, and finally a bright red when it moved beyond superconducting into a metallic state. Because of this, the team started jokingly calling it reddmatter, in a reference to Star Trek.

Good choice. As a name, “reddmatter” is a lot cooler than “nitrogen-doped lutetium hydride”. And the extra R makes it unique and therefore able to be trademarked and found in google. If you want to capture the attention of the public, and of investors, you need a good name.


145,000 psi? Oof, that’s *ten times* the pressure that’s at the bottom of the Marianna’s Trench. 10,000x the pressure on the surface of Venus.

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