Graphene continues to impress with superconductor capabilities
Graphene is often cited as a “miracle material” due to its unique properties. While its actual uses are still being tested, there are many who believe that graphene will lay the foundations for the future across countless industries.
In one of the latest discoveries, a team of researchers from MIT have found a way to essentially unlock the superconductor abilities of graphene. More specifically, they have found a way to turn graphene into both a material capable of superconducting and carrying supercurrents.
Without delving too much into the technical details, this discovery could lead to huge leaps in the computational field of research. Quantum computing is still a few years away but such experiments bring us closer and closer to a reality of super-fast computers and other electronic devices.
For example, Majorana fermions, the particles which are their own anti-particles, are a major point of focus in quantum computing as they can carry information without being strongly affected by the local environment, potentially allowing researchers to use and manipulate them in physical devices.