Room-Temperature Superconductor Claim Sparks Excitement and Skepticism
What is a superconductor?
What’s so special about LK-99?
Discussion and debate
National Lab (LBNL) results support LK-99 as a room-temperature ambient-pressure superconductor.
Simulations published 1 hour ago on arxiv support LK-99 as the holy grail of modern material science and applied physics.
Here’s the plain-english… pic.twitter.com/mQNQuO4TFu
— Andrew Cote (@Andercot) August 1, 2023
The most interesting character by far in the LK99 drama is @iris_IGB. She’s simultaneously cooking condensed matter physics in her kitchen, eschewing gender stereotypes, boosting anon anime pfps, stanning Russia and communism, bitchslapping fanbois and haters with equal ferocity.
— NirSD (@nirsd) August 1, 2023
So circumstances roughly point to Lee and J. Kim as the main collaborators with external jostling over 3rd author. Kwon may have stepped in with urgency to publish ASAP and secure his spot on the short-list, pushing out Kim. The rush would explain a lot. https://t.co/OxH5J47f4U
— Alex Kaplan (@alexkaplan0) July 27, 2023