Physicists report progress in understanding high-temperature superconductors


Although high-temperature superconductors are widely used in technologies such as MRI machines, explaining the unusual properties of these materials remains an unsolved problem for theoretical physicists. Major progress in this important field has now been…

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Link between competing phases in cuprates leads to new theory


A team of scientists studying the parent compound of a cuprate (copper-oxide) superconductor has discovered a link between two different states, or phases, of that matter – and written a mathematical theory to describe the…

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