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Jan
27

A force that guides the electrons is revealed

A team of researchers led by Professor Louis Taillefer from Université de Sherbrooke, has solved a 10 years long mystery on the behavior of electrons in superconducting materials at high temperatures. In the pseudogap phase, electrons are orientated spontaneously in a preferred direction. This fundamental discovery, published in the Nature journal, removes a major obstacle to the development of superconducting materials.

Superconductors are materials that conduct electricity without resistance. They are extremely promising in terms of technology, particularly for the transport of energy, maglev trains, magnetic medical imaging, wireless communications, quantum computing and many other applications.

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