Boiled in booze breakthrough superconductor from Japan

Ah yes, Superconductors…perfect for levitating trains and zero-loss power transmission (Wiki)—Just call me back when they figure out a room-temperature superconductor rather than this one only works at 8 Kelvin (–265°C).

japanese booze superconductorBoiling in Wine Makes a Superconductor? Unusual Announcement from NIMS
Nikkei Electronics Asia — Sept 30, 2010
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the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) of Japan announced that it has created a superconducting material with a critical temperature of 8K (–265°C) by immersing an inorganic compound into liquor and boiling it for twenty-four hours at about 70°C….
After a discouraging lack of results, Dr. Youichi Kamihara of the Tokyo Institute of Tech suggested Dr. Takano trying liquor at a party in laboratory. While he said it half in jest, Takano was astonished to discover that it workedmore….

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2 thoughts on “Boiled in booze breakthrough superconductor from Japan”

  1. A room temperature superconductor walks into a bar, the bartender says, “We don’t serve any room temperature superconductors in here.” So, the room temperature superconductor leaves without putting up any resistance.

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