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Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance. It occurs in certain materials, called superconductors, when chilled to very cold temperatures.

What happens in those circumstances is that the electrons pair up, and begin to flow orderly without resistance. This superconductivity has the potential to make our electronics super efficient. 

Luckily, it has been found in many materials so far. However, it requires expensive and bulky equipment to keep the superconductors cold enough to achieve this phenomenon. Think of MRI machines for instance.

Now, physicists may have stumbled on a new type of superconductivity that may bypass these burdens. Researchers led by the University of Maryland observed superconductivity in an unexpected material.

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Category: Science