In what can only be described as a revolutionary discovery, scientists have developed a new “superconducting material” for electrical energy with “zero” resistance, which could prevent the loss of millions of megawatts of power during the transmission of electricity due to the resistance of the usual energy conductors.
Furthermore, the new material could also reduce the cost of cooling conductors as it is made using a mixture of lutetium -a rare element- mixed with hydrogen and nitrogen, enabling it to transmit electricity with zero resistance and pass magnetic fields around the material.
The material has been nicknamed “red matter”, after its colour, and scientists say it can work at both high and low temperatures enabling its use for a wide variety of applications.
A century in the making, this revolutionary discovery represents a breakthrough in this field as it has the potential to change the world of energy production and energy transmission.
A team led by Professor Ranga Dias believes that the path for developing superconducting consumer electronics and power transmission lines is now a reality.