There might be more to LK-99 than skeptics expected, as two research teams claim to have informally confirmed certain aspects of the superconductivity claims — albeit in preliminary testing.
As a result of the simulations, the researcher published an analysis letter in pre-print form to Arxiv, where she confirmed that the resulting material should manifest the superconduction pathways for electrons to travel through unimpeded and without any resistance.
True, there is no formal confirmation yet apart from a simulation by US lab and a so called "replication" video by Chinese, if you want to believe them. But that did not stop the stocks going crazy -No one has actually replicated this yet, it's just simulation testing at this point. Stupid clickbait headlines leave out the important bits.
It might be useful in other areas. Just not superconductors