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Mismatched Cold Atoms Hint at a Stellar New Superfluid

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Science  23 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5756, pp. 1892
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5756.1892a

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Two groups report online in Science this week (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1122318) and (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1122876) that when the way ultracold atoms spin is tweaked so that they mimic superdense nuclear matter, they continue to pair up and flow without resistance, just as electrons do in a superconductor. (read more.)