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Nature. 2010 Mar 11;464(7286):183-6. doi: 10.1038/nature08914.

Superconductivity gets an iron boost.

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Naval Research Laboratory, code 6390, 4555 Overlook Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20375, USA.


Superconductivity, the resistance-free flow of electrical charges, is one of the most exotic phenomena in solid-state physics. Even though it was discovered almost a century ago, many questions remain unanswered, in particular those concerning the physics of high-temperature superconductivity. The recent discovery of iron-based superconductors was arguably the most important breakthrough in this field for more than two decades and may provide new avenues for understanding this high-temperature phenomenon. Here I present my view of the recent developments in this field that have led to the current understanding of this important new class of superconductor.


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