News FocusHIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY TURNS 20

High Tc: The Mystery That Defies Solution

Science  17 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5802, pp. 1072-1075
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5802.1072

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After 2 decades of monumental effort, including two reports appearing online this week in Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1134742 and www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1133411), physicists still cannot explain high-temperature superconductivity. But they may have identified the puzzles they have yet to solve. (Read more.)