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June 22, 2021

Magnet floats above superconductor cooled with liquid nitrogen

A magnet floats above a superconductor cooled with liquid nitrogen. Superconducting materials require extreme cold to achieve superconductivity, but researchers are working to develop room temperature superconducting materials.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMR 1809649 and DMR 1827815.]

Learn more in the University of Rochester news story Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal. (Date image taken: March 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 22, 2021)

Credit: University of Rochester photo/J. Adam Fenster

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