26 10月 2022 gabriels
Designing materials with advanced functionalities is the main focus of contemporary solid-state physics and chemistry. Research efforts worldwide are funneled into a few high-end goals, one of the oldest, and most fascinating of which is the search for an ambient temperature superconductor (A-SC). The reason is clear: superconductivity at ambient conditions implies being able to handle, measure and access a single, coherent, macroscopic quantum mechanical state without the limitations associated with cryogenics and pressurization. This would not only open exciting avenues for fundamental research, but also pave the road for a wide range of technological applications, affecting strategic areas such as energy conservation and climate change. In this roadmap we have collected contributions from many of the main actors working on superconductivity, and asked them to share their personal viewpoint on the field. The hope is that this article will serve not only as an instantaneous picture of the status of research, but also as a true roadmap defining the main long-term theoretical and experimental challenges that lie ahead. Interestingly, although the current research in superconductor design is dominated by conventional (phonon-mediated) superconductors, there seems to be a widespread consensus that achieving A-SC may require different pairing mechanisms.

In memoriam, to Neil Ashcroft, who inspired us all.


The 2021 room-temperature superconductivity roadmap

Boeri Lilia, Richard Hennig, Peter Hirschfeld, Gianni Profeta, Antonio Sanna, Eva Zurek, Warren E Pickett, Maximilian Amsler, Ranga Dias, Mikhail I Eremets, Christoph Heil, Russell J Hemley, Hanyu Liu, Yanming Ma, Carlo Pierleoni, Aleksey N Kolmogorov, Nikita Rybin, Dmitry Novoselov, Vladimir Anisimov, Artem R Oganov, Chris J Pickard, Tiange Bi, Ryotaro Arita, Ion Errea, Camilla Pellegrini, Ryan Requist, E K U Gross, Elena Roxana Margine, Stephen R Xie, Yundi Quan, Ajinkya Hire, Laura Fanfarillo, G R Stewart, J J Hamlin, Valentin Stanev, Renato S Gonnelli, Erik Piatti, Davide Romanin, Dario Daghero and Roser Valenti



  • Boeri Lilia,意大利罗马大学/意大利恩利克·费米研究中心
  • Richard Hennig,美国佛罗里达大学
  • Peter Hirschfeld,美国佛罗里达大学
  • Gianni Profeta,意大利拉奎拉大学
  • Antonio Sanna,德国马克斯•普朗克微结构物理研究所
  • Eva Zurek,美国纽约州立大学布法罗分校


Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

  • 2021年影响因子:2.745  Citescore: 4.3
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