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New Superconductors Present New Mysteries, Possibilities


June 4, 2008

physics graphic Researchers have unlocked some of the secrets of newly discovered iron-based high-temperature superconductors, research that could result in the design of better superconductors for use in industry, medicine, transportation and energy generation. Full Story

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