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Study Helps Explain Behavior of Latest High-temp Superconductors

May 4, 2011

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A Rice University-led team of physicists this week is describing how the magnetic properties of electrons in two dissimilar families of iron-based, high-temperature superconductors could give rise to superconductivity. Reporting in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers examine similar behaviors in two families of materials called "pnictides," including a new variety created late last year in China. Full Story

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