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New Wave of Electrical Wires Inches Closer to Market

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Science  15 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5720, pp. 348-349
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5720.348

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA-- The performance of wires made from yttrium, barium, copper, and oxygen is getting tantalizingly close to what is needed to compete with conventional conductors.