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'Broken Symmetry' Discovery in High-temperature Superconductors Opens New Research Path


July 14, 2010

actual STM image of the cuprate In a major step toward understanding the mysterious "pseudogap" state in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, a team of scientists has found a "broken symmetry," where electrons act like molecules in a liquid crystal--electrons between copper and oxygen atoms arrange themselves differently, "north-south" rather than "east-west." Full Story

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