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Room Temperature Superconductivity Revolution: Foreshadowed by Victorians, Enabled by Millenials

  title={Room Temperature Superconductivity Revolution: Foreshadowed by Victorians, Enabled by Millenials},
  author={Warren E Pickett},
  journal={arXiv: Superconductivity},
  • W. Pickett
  • Published 30 December 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Superconductivity
Room temperature superconductivity has been the most prominent, highly ambitious, but still imaginable, acme of materials physics for half a century. The struggle toward this revolution was foreshadowed by a Victorian novelist and championed,unsuccessfully, by dogged physicists in the 1960s to 1980s who had a workable theory but uncompliant materials. Discovery of superconductivity of H$_3$S at 200 K in the 160-200 GPa pressure range has renewed anticipation of yet higher values of the critical… Expand

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