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Rutgers Physicists Show How Electrons 'Gain Weight' in Metal Compounds Near Absolute Zero
November 1, 2007
Rutgers University physicists have performed computer simulations that show how electrons become one thousand times more massive in certain metal compounds when cooled to temperatures near absolute zero. The models may provide new clues as to how superconductivity works and how new superconducting materials could be fabricated.
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