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http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/s...leID=206904213

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A new superconducting material fabricated by a Canadian-German team has been fabricated out of a silicon-hydrogen compound and does not require cooling.

Instead of super-cooling the material, as is necessary for conventional superconductors, the new material is instead super-compressed. The researchers claim that the new material could sidestep the cooling requirement, thereby enabling superconducting wires that work at room temperature.

"If you put hydrogen compounds under enough pressure, you can get superconductivity," said professor John Tse of the University of Saskatchewan. "These new superconductors can be operated at higher temperatures, perhaps without a refrigerant."

He performed the theoretical work with doctoral candidate Yansun Yao. The experimental confirmation was performed by researcher Mikhail Eremets at the Max Plank Institute in Germany.

The new family of superconductors are based on a hydrogen compound called "silane," which is the silicon analog of methane--combining a single silicon atom with four hydrogen atoms to form a molecular hydride. (Methane is a single carbon atom with four hydrogens).

Researchers have speculated for years that hydrogen under enough pressure would superconduct at room temperature, but have been unable to achieve the necessary conditions (hydrogen is the most difficult element to compress). The Canadian and German researchers attributed their success to adding hydrogen to a compound with silicon that reduced the amount of compression needed to achieve superconductivity.

Tse's team is currently using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to characterize the high pressure structures of silane and other hydrides as potential superconducting materials for industrial applications as well as a storage mechanism for hydrogen fuel cells.

The research was funded by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canada Research Chairs program, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Max Plank Institute.
This is very big news for the electronics and electricity industry.
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This could be a major break through with the current energy crisis as well. Right now you have to have a power station near the town that is getting the power due to the impedance of copper wiring. But if this works out we could just put a crap load of nuclear reactors in Kansas and send power to the entire country.
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yay for scientific advances

I wonder how long until we see processors that don't release any heat?
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That is an extremley big step for superconducting. Not likely to see it trickle down to any consumer hardware in the near or distant future, unfortunately.
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Internet latency will fall to near zero if they use the material for wired internet.(CS will get really fast!!!)
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Wow!, my physics lecturer was always on about, "one day your generation will make one." Seems it's come sooner than expected lol!
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If this is implemented into our Network systems and Consumer PC's we might be able to stop saying "Get a better connection n**b" or "Buy some water cooling for better speeds"

That would be a glorious day
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canada ftw!
this is great news, this will be very helpful for cutting back on energy problems.
wonder how long it will take for this to become practical and actually utilized in stuff?
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