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    24 Feb '15 08:371 edit
    I don't pretend to really understand this but it sounds promising to me:

    http://phys.org/news/2015-02-simulating-superconducting-materials-ultracold-atoms.html

    If I am reading this right, they are saying they are using ultra-cold atoms in place of superconducting electrons to physically simulate high temperature superconductivity -something they say is too difficult to computer-simulate using conventional computers.
    Hopefully this will lead to greater understanding of such superconductors and then the next step, if we are really lucky; make room temperature superconductors.
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    24 Feb '15 11:26
    Originally posted by humy
    I don't pretend to really understand this but it sounds promising to me:

    http://phys.org/news/2015-02-simulating-superconducting-materials-ultracold-atoms.html

    If I am reading this right, they are saying they are using ultra-cold atoms in place of superconducting electrons to physically simulate high temperature superconductivity -something they say is to ...[text shortened]... onductors and then the next step, if we are really lucky; make room temperature superconductors.
    Saw that but didn't understand the implications. Hope it leads to something new.