Dr. Hemley presents first evidence for superconductivity near room temperature at international symposium

June 05, 2018

Dr. Russell Hemley was an invited speaker at the international symposium “Superconductivity and Pressure: A Fruitful Relationship on the Road to Room Temperature Superconductivity,” held May 21-22 in Madrid, Spain.  The title of Dr. Hemley’s lecture was “Progress on Hydride, Superhydride, and Hydrogen Superconductors," and during the lecture, he presented the first evidence for superconductivity near room temperature (i.e., 260° K).  The research he presented was conducted by his team at SEAS and supported by the two Department of Energy-funded centers at GW, Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments (EFree) and the Capital/Department of Energy Alliance Center (CDAC).