Counterintuitive lithium compounds suggest route toward high-temperature superconductivity

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Researchers from Skoltech, Jiangsu Normal University, and elsewhere have predicted unexpected compounds formed by lithium and cesium under high pressure. These new substances display unexpected chemistry and never-before-seen crystal structures, and possess the much sought-after property of superconductivity, losing any electrical resistance below the critical temperatures of around minus 223 to minus 213 degrees Celsius. The study came out in Nano Letters.

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