Superconducting Phosphorus

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Science  31 May 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3831, pp. 994-995
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3831.994


Phosphorus, the element itself, becomes superconducting near 4.7°K and at pressures exceeding 100 kilobars. This constitutes one of the four last missing links in the proof that superconductivity is normal behavior for every truly metallic sp element. The three remaining ones are arsenic, sulfur, and iodine.

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