LK-99: Mounting evidence suggests material is not a superconductor

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New Scientist magazine features an article on the claim that LK-99 perfectly conducts electricity at room temperature and pressure, is looking unlikely to hold up.

The search for superconductors has long captured a lot of attention and interest. Because electricity can pass through them without losing energy, they could greatly improve the efficiency of the power grid, lead to new ways to store energy and improve electronic devices overall. However, all known superconductors are impractical for most uses as they only work under extreme conditions like very low temperatures or very high pressures.

Susannah Speller, Professor of Materials Science, comments on the new evidence featured in the article.

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