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Claims of Practical Room Temperature Superconductor

• by Brian Wang

Ten thousand atmospheres of pressure is still manageable. These pressure are used in chip manufacturing.

NOTE: These researchers had issues proving a prior paper. They withheld data until they could get a patent.

"With this material, the dawn of ambient superconductivity and applied technologies has arrived," according to a team led by Ranga Dias, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and of physics. In a paper in Nature, the researchers describe a nitrogen-doped lutetium hydride (NDLH) that exhibits superconductivity at 69 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 kilobars (145,000 pounds per square inch, or psi) of pressure.