14 January 2015

Can we make a room temperature superconductor?

Nearly 30 years ago scientists found a series of atypical superconducters working at much higher temperatures than the typical superconducters which only work at temperatures close to absolute zero. 

This discovery gave hope to scientists that superconductors which could work in daily life room temperature applications might exist. The problem is, however, that we still have inadequate knowledge of how these atypical superconductors work on atomic level and this hinders tuning and tayloring of new materials which could be superconducting at room temperature.

It is therefore important to build large scale European research facilities for materials science such as the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund to provide the best opportunities for scientists to solve the riddle of high-Tc superconductors and other materials science challenges.

Host: Linda Udby, Postdoc, Niels Bohr Institute
Produced by: Niels Bohr Institute
Produced with support from: Vækstforum Hovedstaden og Den Europæiske Fond for Regionaludvikling