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Study Yields Surprising New Insight into High-Temp Superconductors

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created Mar 17, 2009 | popularity 4.7 / 5 (13) | comments 26

(PhysOrg.com) -- Recently, an international group of researchers discovered that the underlying mechanism producing high-temperature superconductivity in a widely studied class of copper-oxygen-based superconductors may be ...


An iron-based superconductor under pressure

Putting the Pressure on Iron-Based Superconductors

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created Mar 05, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (8) | comments 3

(PhysOrg.com) -- Traditionally, magnetism and superconductivity don't mix. For more than 20 years, the only known superconductors that worked at so-called "high" temperatures (above 30 K, or about -406 degrees ...


Secrets behind high temperature superconductors revealed

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created Feb 22, 2009 | popularity 3.7 / 5 (22) | comments 29

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) have found evidence that magnetism is involved in the mechanism behind high temperature superconductivity.


Researchers Induce Superconductivity in an Insulator

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created Nov 24, 2008 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (35) | comments 5

(PhysOrg.com) -- To continue to improve semiconductor devices, such as transistors, which form the backbone of the consumer electronics industry, researchers need to be able to control the movement and density of the electric ...


Magnetism Governs Properties of Iron-Based Superconductors

Magnetism Governs Properties of Iron-Based Superconductors

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created Mar 18, 2009 | popularity 3.8 / 5 (4) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Though a year has passed since the discovery of a new family of high-temperature superconductors, a viable explanation for the iron-based materials’ unusual talent remains elusive. But a team ...


Scientists prove unconventional superconductivity in new iron arsenide compounds

Scientists prove unconventional superconductivity in new iron arsenide compounds

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created Jan 09, 2009 | popularity 4.7 / 5 (11) | comments 3

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory used inelastic neutron scattering to show that superconductivity in a new family of iron arsenide superconductors cannot ...


New material could help cut future energy losses

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created Mar 19, 2009 | popularity 3.7 / 5 (3) | comments 2

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Durham University have developed a new material to further understanding of how superconductors could be used to transmit electricity to built-up areas and reduce global energy ...


Superconductivity: the new high critical temperature superconductors

Superconductivity: the new high critical temperature superconductors

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created Feb 24, 2009 | popularity 4.1 / 5 (7) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- The paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) by a team led by professor Francesc Illas of the University of Barcelona's Department of Physical Chemistry and di ...


Electron pairs precede high-temperature superconductivity

Electron pairs precede high-temperature superconductivity

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created Nov 05, 2008 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (29) | comments 10

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like astronomers tweaking images to gain a more detailed glimpse of distant stars, physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have found ways to sharpen ...


Disappearing Superconductivity Reappears -- in 2-D

Disappearing Superconductivity Reappears -- in 2-D

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created Dec 01, 2008 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (29) | comments 6

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists studying a material that appeared to lose its ability to carry current with no resistance say new measurements reveal that the material is indeed a superconductor — but only in ...


Room temperature superconductivity: One step closer to the Holy Grail of physics

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created Jul 09, 2008 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (115) | comments 24

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have for the first time identified a key component to unravelling the mystery of room temperature superconductivity, according to a paper published in today's edition of the scientific ...


Scientists Shed Light on Heavy Electrons, Suggest New View of Superconductivity

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created Jul 30, 2008 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (40) | comments 4

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, Davis have proposed a new characterization for the bizarre behavior of certain super-cooled ...


Superconductivity can induce magnetism

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created Sep 11, 2008 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (35) | comments 3

When an electrical current passes through a wire it emanates heat - a principle that's found in toasters and incandescent light bulbs. Some materials, at low temperatures, violate this law and carry current without any heat ...


Magnetism and Superconductivity Observed to Exist in Harmony

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created Aug 28, 2008 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (34) | comments 11

(Physorg.com) -- Physicists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, along with colleagues at institutions in Switzerland and Canada, have observed, for the first time in a single exotic phase, a situation where magnetism and superconductivity ...


Atomic Scale Maps of Electron Pairing in High-temperature Superconductors

Researchers find the ties that bind electrons in high-temperature superconductivity

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created Apr 10, 2008 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (61) | comments 9

For more than 20 years since the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, scientists have been debating the underlying physical mechanism for this exotic phenomenon, which has the potential to revolutionize ...




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