Aylin Woodward of The Wall Street Journal reports on a scientific breakthrough that could make batteries last longer.
- Materials that can conduct electrical currents without any loss, often referred to as superconductors, have been impractical because they need to cooled to extremely low temperatures (-320°F) and must be put under to extreme pressure to work.
- A group of researchers at the University of Rochester have created a new group of superconductors that can be stored at room temperature and at a lower pressure level than typical superconductors.
- This breakthrough has the potential to create longer-lasting batteries, more efficient power grids, and stronger magnets for nuclear fusion reactors.
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