Podcast: IISc superconductivity claim faces another jolt

Ogale Photo 1-OptimizedSatishchandra Ogale at IISER Pune explains that though the gold-silver thin films synthesised by his team is different from IISc’s Au-Ag nanosized films and pellets and the microstructure is also not the same, no signature of superconductivity in either resistivity or magnetism measurements was seen. This is yet another jolt to IISc claims after MIT physicist Brian Skinner raised a red flag after noticing nearly identical noise in two presumably independent measurements in IISc superconductivity study.