Physicists in the United States have devised a new theory which could have revolutionary implications for the field of electrical engineering by bringing high-temperature superconductors a major step closer to reality.

The new theory seeks to explain the broad gamut of peculiar behaviour displayed by high-temperature superconductors, which has thus far frustrated efforts by engineers and scientists to convert them into a viable material for practical applications. The property of superconductivity involves the flow of electrical current with almost zero resistance,…