The new age of super conductors has arrived

In a paper in Nature, the researchers describe a nitrogen-doped lutetium hydride (NDLH) that exhibits superconductivity at 69 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 kilobars (145,000 pounds per square inch, or psi) of pressure.

Of course the usual cautions apply. This is a lab, labs take 4 years to engineering if ever. Also, at 145,000 psi vs 15 psi at atmospheric pressure, you will not be seeing superconductor motors in you dishwasher.

However, this is the dawn of the first day, not the golden age. So there is more to the story.

Particularly exciting, according to Dias, is the possibility of training machine-learning algorithms with the accumulated data from superconducting experimentation in his lab to predict other possible superconducting materials—in effect, mixing and matching from thousands of possible combinations of rare earth metals, nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon.

This is directly applicable to the MIT effort for fusion at Commonwealth fusion systems. (CFS)

The SPARC is based on high power magnets that were not even dreamed of when the ITER was envisioned. This new Reddmatter super conductor just amps up the SPARC.