By the end of the day, your beverage will be nearly indistinguishable from the stuff you find in a vending machine, bar, or convenience store, according to researchers.
And while the fizzy drinks you drink may be made from super-duper-durable ferromagnetically inert material, they’re actually made up of super-tiny, super-fine ferromagnets.
So how does the super-rich create the superferromagnet material for the drink?
That’s where a new type of superconducting material comes into play.
These super-conducting materials can be used in the construction of new superconductors, and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Institute (MAIM) have now shown that the superconductivity of the material can be improved.
In this case, the superconductor is made up largely of a nanomaterial called polystyrene (PS), which is the super lightweight material that can be woven into fabrics to form a fabric that is more flexible.
That super-flexibility is crucial for the creation of superfast superconductive materials because it means that materials like these are very good at transmitting electricity.
But, as MIT notes in the press release, a lot of the materials that can perform this task are also extremely brittle, which means they break when they touch something, or are damaged by a high voltage.
So what’s the big deal?
PS is super-light and super flexible, so the superfluid solution that they’ve created is super flexible.
But when the superfast material is applied to a conductive material, the properties of the conductive polymer become very different from those of the super light material, which is why the super flexible material breaks more easily.
This process was called anisotropic superconductance, and it’s one of the ways that the researchers at MIT and MAIM have figured out how to create super-fast superfibrous conductors.
So, in this case the superflexibility of the PS is improved by making the material super-fibers, meaning that the material doesn’t need to be super-strong to conduct electricity.MIT Professor of Materials and Atomic and Chemical Engineering Zhenghui Zhao explains how this process works in a press release:”This process involves super-reactive superconductances that are super-small, superthin, and superdense.
They are able to conduct very much faster than the light- and heavy-weight materials that are already used to make superfiber materials.
In other words, the researchers used ultra-small superconductant materials to fabricate superfast conductors that were extremely flexible.”
The researchers are now working on developing a new supercondenser material that is able to create ultra-fast conductive materials that aren’t brittle.
They’re also working on a superconducter that is super strong but lightweight and superconducted, which would be an even better solution for the construction and use of superfibrils.