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Closely spaced hydrogen atoms could facilitate superconductivity in ambient conditions

 

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Smaller spacings between the atoms might allow packing significantly more hydrogen into the material to a point where it begins to super conduct. Credit: Jill Hemman/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy