Reddmatter: The Scientific Breakthrough That Could Make Batteries Last Longer

Source: The post is based on the article “The Scientific Breakthrough That Could Make Batteries Last Longer” published in WSJ on 11th March 2023.

What is the News?

Researchers at the University of Rochester have created a new superconductor material called “Reddmatter”.

What is Reddmatter?

Reddmatter is a new superconductor material. It was formed by combining lutetium (a rare earth metal) with hydrogen and nitrogen.

Naming: It has been named reddmatter after observing how the material’s hue changed from blue to pink to red as it got compressed.

Characteristics: It can operate at room temperature (21 degrees C) and much lower pressure (10,000 atmospheric pressure) than previously discovered superconducting materials.

Applications: It is the first commercially accessible material that eliminates the loss of energy as electricity moves along a wire. This breakthrough could mean longer-lasting batteries, more-efficient power grids and improved high-speed trains.

– Moreover, the new superconductor could also help create lossless electrical grids, and better and cheaper magnets for use in future nuclear fusion reactors, among other things.

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