• enuM
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    269 months ago

    The heat capacity results indicated that the new model is suitable for explaining the superconductivity of LK-99. The unique structure of LK-99 that allows the minute distorted structure to be maintained in the interfaces is the most important factor that LK-99 maintains and exhibits superconductivity at room temperatures and ambient pressure.

    If true, that would have world-changing implications. I tried looking, but didn’t see a paper to go with it or a second lab to confirm it. Still, very cool and hopefully will be confirmed.

      • enuM
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        29 months ago

        Thanks! Will take a look.

    • @ViridianNott@lemmy.world
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      59 months ago

      Very true that it needs to be confirmed, but worth mentioning that every paper in history was at one point or another unreviewed and uncooborated. The fact that this isn’t yet doesn’t inherently mean anything bad for the quality of the results.

      I’m just a biologist so I can’t weigh in to the credibility of the paper beyond that

    • Septian
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      29 months ago

      Same thoughts here. I’m not in material sciences, so a lot of the paper is over my head, but if Meissner effect is observed at room temperature with ambient pressure, that’s huge. Hope to see this confirmed in the future.