|Credit: Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and team|
The world's smallest superconductor measures less than one nanometer ( thats' 0.000001 millimeter) wide. A team of scientists from Ohio University discovered the gizmo made of one sheet of metal with four pairs of molecules. Most experts see the discovery as a breakthrough in nanoscale electronics. Most metallic conductors transfer heat as well as electricity causing the metal and adjacent wires to melt. However, superconductors can conduct electricity without generating heat. This allows the superconductor to be used in a variety of new nano products.
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