What’s a Superconductor and Why Are Investors So Interested in LK-99? | WSJ

A group of scientists claimed to have discovered a superconductive material nicknamed LK-99 that works at room temperature and ambient pressure, which could allow for huge technological advancements. Despite skeptical feedback regarding the research, stocks for companies with a perceived connection to superconductors have skyrocketed.

WSJ explains why investors are closely watching developments in superconductor tech and what would need to happen to bring a superconductor that works at room temperature and pressure to market.