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Iron-pnictide electron orbital pairing promises higher-temperature superconductors
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How to identify chiral superconductivity in new materials
Using superconducting probes to get a picture of what it's like inside CNTs
Researchers first to observe Higgs boson analogue in superconductors
The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson - the "God particle" believed responsible for all the mass in the universe - took place in 2012 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, an underground facility ...
Charge instability detected across all types of copper-based superconductors
Superconductors made of copper-oxide ceramics called cuprates are capable of conducting electricity without resistance at record-high temperatures—but still only at about one-third of room temperature. ...
High-temperature superconductor 'fingerprint' found
(Phys.org) —Theorists and experimentalists working together at Cornell may have found the answer to a major challenge in condensed matter physics: identifying the smoking gun of why "unconventional" superconductivity occurs, ...
First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity
(Phys.org)—Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise ...
Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity
Swiss scientists take a significant step in our understanding of superconductivity by studying the strange quantum events in a unique superconducting material.
Unusual electronic state found in new class of unconventional superconductors
A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic order ...
Superconductivity without cooling
Superconductivity is a remarkable phenomenon: superconductors can transport electric current without any resistance and thus without any losses whatsoever. It is already in use in some niche areas, for example ...