warmer superconducting fullerenes

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Fri Aug 31 2001 - 22:47:21 MDT


               Technologies' Bell Labs report that
               they achieved superconductivity
               with carbon-60 at a temperature of
               about minus-249 degrees Fahrenheit
               (117 degrees Kelvin) by combining the
               carbon molecules with two chemical
               compounds, chloroform and
                      This mixture substantially raises
               the temperature at which carbon-60
               can achieve superconductivity.
               Previous experiments by the Bell Labs
               group had shown that carbon-60
               mixed with other chemicals could
               superconduct at minus-366 degrees F
               (52 degrees K).
                      A report on the research appears
               Friday in the journal Science.

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