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Study May Explain Variations in Superconducting Temperatures
May 9, 2008
New experiments at Cornell University have verified a theory that variations in the distance between atoms in cuprate superconductors account for differences in the temperature at which the material begins to superconduct. A better understanding of the process could lead to superconductors that work at higher temperatures. The research is reported in the March 4 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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