Superconductor discovery could solve the global energy crisis

A conductor has been discovered which could turn ‘the whole energy transmission landscape on its head’, according to Professor Andrew Keane, director of the UCD Energy Institute

If LK99 is indeed a superconductor, which operates at room temperature and loses zero energy during transfer, it could be used to create a worldwide grid for green energy

Irish experts have given a cautious welcome to last week’s news that a room-temperature superconductor may have been discovered.

First announced by researchers in South Korea and then backed up by Sinéad Griffin, an Irish researcher at the University of California at Berkeley in the US, LK99 could potentially solve the global energy crisis.

A superconductor has zero energy lost during transfer. One that operates at room temperature could be applied to create a worldwide ...