> The research, published today in the journal Science, adds new meaning to the materials' moniker, "strange metals."
> Although scientists understand the physics of LTS, they haven't yet cracked the nut of HTS materials. Exactly how the electrons travel through these materials remains the biggest mystery in the field.
The biggest mystery in the field... of science?
The biggest mystery in the magnetic field at their laboratory. /s
They probably meant something like the field of HTS material physics.
I have also observed over the years that, like debugging complex problems, once experimental physicists can repeat an effect that is not well understood, the underlying physics is more likely to be revealed.
I wrote Dr. Shekhter and he said an updated paper would be available on Arxiv shortly.(arxiv:1705.05806) so I'm looking for that.
"High" temperature superconductors have been interesting for a while. My thought is that if there is a way to understand this current conductivity using quantum electrodynamics it could open a way to understanding how to create super conductors that operate at room temperature.
"The fact that the linear-in-field resistivity mirrored so elegantly the previously known linear-in-temperature resistivity of LSCO is highly significant, Shekhter said.
"Usually when you see such things, that means that it's a very simple principle behind it," he said.
The implication of heatless CPUs and less need for cooling would have a tremendous impact in datacenters.
Successful room temp SC wouldn't be able to produce heatless CPUs because the transistor mechanism has to work by essentially a changing resistance level. So the billions of transistors themselves would still give off heat, but not the wires connecting them. I'm not sure what percentage heat comes from the transistors vs conduits between those transistors. Significant boost in efficiency / reduction in heat, but not heatless.
Zero resistance interconnects would allow us to charge those gates faster resulting higher clock speeds though.
Well, cuprates are copper-based molecules, so a better wording would be "they carry current in a way entirely different from metallic copper or other metals."
Your metaphor doesn't add any information, since water is less flammable than hydrogen.