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Physicists Offer New Theory for Iron Compounds

March 13, 2009

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A new theory published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to both explain and predict the complex quantum behavior of an iron-based class of high-temperature superconductors. The paper addresses the quantum magnetic fluctuations that have been observed in iron pnictides (pronounced NIK-tides) and explains how electron-electron interactions govern their behavior. Full Story

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