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Unraveling The Mystery of Superconductivity

February 23rd, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Source: Dailytech

 

Researchers at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory led by Professor of physics Pengcheng Dai claim to know the cause of superconductivity. The team’s work, published at Boston College (PDF), details how special subatomic vibrations in crystal latices dubbed phonons bind the electrons together magnetically, and thus allow superconduction.

 

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