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First hint of near-room-temperature superconductor tantalizes physicists

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First hint of near-room-temperature superconductor tantalizes physicists

First hint of near-room-temperature superconductor tantalizes physicists Physicists think they have achieved one of the most coveted goals of their discipline: creating a superconducting material that works at near-room temperature. The evidence is still preliminary and comes with a major caveat. So far, the material has been made only under pressures of about 200 gigapascals — or two million atmospheres. But if confirmed, the feat would be the first example of superconductivity above 0˚C, and some physicists say that the work could be a milestone in the study of superconductivity, which researchers hope will one day make the generation, transmission...

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