Graphene is the new bet in superconductivity

Two recently published articles promise to revolutionize superconductivity at room temperature, the “holy grail” sought by scientists for potential revolutionary applications the technology could offer in the fields of energy efficiency, power transmission, magnetic levitation, medicine and other applications. Both studies use graphene as a raw material.

In the first of them, published in the magazine Advanced Quantum Technologies, the American technology company Terra Quantum led research conducted by scientists from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, University of Perugia and SwissScientific Technologies. Here, the team observed signs of superconductivity in so-called highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG), obtained by a combination of adhesive tape and quantum mechanics.

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