Oxide materials display within the same family of compounds a variety of exciting electronic properties ranging from ferroelectricity to ferromagnetism and superconductivity. These systems are often characterized by strong electronic correlations, complex phase diagrams and competing ground states.
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15 November 2016
The new iron-based superconductors have occasioned great excitement because transition temperatures are high, and it is hoped that the existence of a second class of such superconductors in addition to cuprates will lead to new insights into the essential ingredients for high temperature superconductivity.
04 November 2016
A supercurrent can flow through a weak link—such as a thin insulating barrier, nanowire or molecule—between two superconductors. This famous effect, for which B. Josephson received the Nobel Prize in 1972, has had a great impact on both fundamental and applied science.
06 March 2015
Superconductivity is a magical property of matter, whereby electrons enter spontaneously into a macroscopic quantum dance in which electricity flows perfectly. Were this state sustainable at room temperature, our technological world would be profoundly transformed.