Breaking spatial inversion and rotational symmetries in pseudogap region (Image 2)
Liuyan Zhao, a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of David Hsieh at Caltech and lead author of a new study that confirmed a transitional phase of matter called the pseudogap -- one that occurs before materials are cooled down to become superconducting -- represents a distinct state of matter, with properties very different from those of the superconducting state itself. [Image 2 of 2 related images. Back to Image 1.]
The research was funded in part by the National Science Foundation through an NSF Physics Frontiers Center (grant PHY 11-25565).
Learn more about this research in the NSF News From the Field story New clues emerge in 30-year-old superconductor mystery. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 20, 2019)
Credit: Hsieh Lab/Caltech
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