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Powerful Superconductor Is In A Class All Its Own

May 28, 2008

a hybrid scanning laser plus color Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University are using high magnetic fields to probe the properties of new materials composed of iron and arsenic, hoping to unlock the secret of their superconductivity. Full Story

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