Flux Lattice Melting

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Science  27 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5283, pp. 1811
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5283.1811


How superconducting materials respond to magnetic fields is intimately tied with how they behave in technological applications. In his Perspective, Bishop discusses recent work at the University of Leiden on a phenomenon called flux lattice melting. How these flux lattices behave can reveal information about how much current the superconductor can carry.