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Electron Conflict Leads to "Bad Traffic" on Way to Superconductivity
April 4, 2013
Rice University physicists on the hunt for the origins of high-temperature superconductivity have published new findings about a seemingly contradictory state in which a material simultaneously exhibits the conflicting characteristics of both a metallic conductor and an insulator. In a theoretical analysis published in Physical Review Letters, Physicists Qimiao Si and Rong Yu offer an explanation for observations by researchers at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
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