‘Incoherent excitations' govern key phase of superconductor behaviour, UBC research

New research by UBC physicists indicates that high-temperature superconductivity in copper oxides is linked to what they term ‘incoherent excitations’–a discovery that sheds light on the electronic response of these materials before they become superconducting.  The study is led by Assoc. Prof. Andrea Damascelli, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Structure of Solids with the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. 

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