For years, scientists have speculated that there are other types of superconductors, that have yet to be discovered, other than s and d wave superconductors.
The researchers have identified a g-wave superconductor for the first time, what the scientists behind the discovery say could open up “the space of possibilities, for what a superconductor can be and how it shows itself.
The g-wave superconductor.
The Superconductors are types of materials that do not have electrical resistance, allowing electricity to pass with near 100% efficiency, which has positioned them as a key part of supercomputing and, quantum computing in the latter time.
As usual, there is a catch. Usually, Superconductors need to be cooled to ultra-low temperatures before they can function properly.
A group of scientists led by Brad Ramshaw describes their discovery of the g-wave superconductor, a new type that brings completely new properties to the table.
A separate type of angular momentum.
The new g-wave superconductor, – which was discovered through super-detailed resonant ultrasonic spectroscopy analysis of metallic strontium ruthenate, – exhibits a completely different type of angular momentum, from that of the s-wave and d-wave superconductor.
This experiment really shows the possibility of this new type of superconductor that we had never thought of before, said Brad Ramshaw in a press release.
“If we ever want to master the control of superconductors and, use them in technology with the kind of precise control we have with semiconductors,” he said.
We really want to know how they work and what varieties and flavors they come in. “
In search of the p-wave.
The scientists were, in fact, looking for a p-wave superconductor when they discovered the g-wave, a sign of nature and, of the ever-growing scientific field around superconductivity.
No one ever thought there would be a g-wave superconductor. This discovery will help the scientific community to better understand the different properties of superconducting materials.
In the future, they will be looking at other materials that may exhibit this elusive p-wave superconductivity.