Waterloo physicists discover new properties of superconductivity

 Robert Hill/University of Waterloo)New findings from an international collaboration led by Professors David Hawthorn and Michel Gingras, doctoral student Andrew Achkar, and post-doctoral fellow Dr. Zhihao Hao have shown that electron clouds in superconducting materials can snap into an aligned and directional order called nematicity.

Their results, published in the journal Science, may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level.


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