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The Scientific Breakthrough That Could Make Batteries Last Longer

Aylin Woodward of The Wall Street Journal reports on a scientific breakthrough that could make batteries last longer.

The C3 Take
  • 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.

“The Rochester lab found that ‘reddmatter’ could exist at 69 degrees Fahrenheit and 145,000 pounds per square inch, or psi, of pressure—about 1/360th of the pressure in Earth’s core. That is about a 10-degree Fahrenheit increase in temperature and a drop to about 1/1000th of pressure compared with its predecessor from 2020.”

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