Skoltech Scientists Discover Tin Hydride with 'Strange' Metal Properties

Assistant Professor Alexander Kvashnin of the Energy Transition Center and Skoltech graduate Dmitrii Semenok co-authored a new study, which presents a previously unknown tin hydride with properties of a so-called strange metal. Such materials conduct electricity in a distinctive way and exhibit impressive superconductivity characteristics. As of now, superconductors function at very low temperatures, which hinders the development of quantum technologies and large magnets. New compounds are expected to work at higher temperatures and bring us closer to supercomputers that will be a million times more efficient. Read a more detailed review of the study on Naked Science (RUS), Nauka TASS (RUS), and (ENG).