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Study Probes Link Between Magnetism, Superconductivity
December 13, 2010
European and U.S. physicists are offering up the strongest evidence yet that magnetism is the driving force behind unconventional superconductivity. In Nature Physics this week, researchers from Rice University, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, and other institutions describe how collective fluctuations of electrons at the border of magnetism provided more than enough energy to drive superconductivity in recent heavy-fermion experiments.
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