In news– Scientists have discovered a new superconducting material named Reddmatter that could revolutionise the world.
About superconducting material-
- It can transmit electricity without resistance and pass magnetic fields around it, making it a breakthrough discovery that scientists have been pursuing for more than a century.
- The material works at both a low temperature and low pressure, which could allow it to be used in practical applications, such as power grids and nuclear fusion.
- The discovery of this material, nicknamed “reddmatter,“ could save up to 200 million megawatt hours that are currently lost due to resistance in power grids.
- It could also be used in high-speed, hovering trains and new types of medical equipment.
- The material was created by mixing a rare earth metal named lutetium with hydrogen and nitrogen and then subjecting it to high temperatures for two to three days.
- The material still needs to be heated to 20.5 degrees Celsius and compressed to about 145,000 psi to work, but this is less intense than other similar materials.
- The scientists involved in the research say that this material will mark a new era for the practical use of superconducting materials.