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3 Aug, 2023
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A recently published paper has revealed the creation of a room-temperature superconductor based on LK-99 which was previously only possible in controlled cold environments.

Named in honor of its discoverers, scientists Lee and Kim, and the year of discovery, 1999, LK-99, a compound obtained by fusion of lead and copper, has garnered attention for its intriguing properties. The tempting prospect of obtaining superconductivity without extreme conditions caused a strong reaction of the scientific community.

Superconductivity is when a material conducts electricity with zero resistance. Such materials already exist, but their zero resistance is usually achieved at very low temperatures. Also a "side" effect of superconductivity is levitation. A superconductor in the process of operation completely pushes the magnetic field out of itself and this allows it to levitate in a strong field.

The concept of superconductivity - the ability of a material to conduct electricity without resistance - has intrigued researchers for more than a century. Imagine lossless energy transmission, electronics operating at maximum efficiency, revolutionary breakthroughs in transportation and computing.

Previous attempts to obtain superconductors have required impossible conditions. If LK-99 proves to be a reality, it could trigger a wave of transformation across many industries.

For a discovery to be confirmed, it must be approved by other scientists. Leading laboratories have joined the race, either partially confirming or denying the discovery.

The road to scientific consensus can be long, and confirmation may take time.