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August 20, 2019

Liuyan Zhao, a postdoctoral scholar, Caltech

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.

The research was funded in part by the National Science Foundation through an NSF Physics Frontiers Center (grant PHY 1125565).

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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