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Dopants Dramatically Alter Electronic Structure of Superconductor

February 17, 2013

cobalt atoms in an electronic structure map A new study has demonstrated that doping dramatically alters the atomic-scale electronic structure of the parent of a high-temperature superconductor, with important consequences for the behavior of the current-carrying electrons. The findings could potentially point to new ways to design superconductors with improved properties. Full Story

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