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JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms
August 21, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics physicists led by theorist Ana Maria Rey and experimentalist Jun Ye have observed the first direct evidence of symmetry in the magnetic properties--or nuclear "spins"--of atoms. The advance could spin off practical benefits such as the ability to simulate and better understand exotic materials such as superconductors.Full Story
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