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2009-03-20 10:53:24

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Durham University have developed a new material to further understanding of how superconductors could be used to transmit electricity to built-up areas and reduce global energy losses. The team has produced a material from a football-shaped molecule, called carbon60, to demonstrate how a superconductor "“ an element, compound or alloy that does not oppose the steady passage of an electric current "“ could work at temperatures suitable...

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2008-02-13 09:55:00

A better understanding of material could bring 'endless applications'MIT physicists have taken a step toward understanding the puzzling nature of high-temperature superconductors, materials that conduct electricity with no resistance at temperatures well above absolute zero.If superconductors could be made to work at temperatures as high as room temperature, they could have potentially limitless applications. But first, scientists need to learn much more about how such materials work.Using a...


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