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Physics: Closing In On Superconductivity

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Science  19 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5247, pp. 288-289
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5247.288


For nearly a decade, two camps have been battling to explain how complex new crystals can conduct electricity at high temperatures without resistance. Now one camp says an elegant new result reported on page.329—favoring behavior in superconducting electrons known as “d-wave”—knocks many opposing ideas out of the running for good.