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TitleSuperconductor's Electrons at Rest Contact
»Nicolle Rager Fuller DescriptionWhere do superconductors' electrons rest? Sebastian et. al. asked this question to better understand the properties of high temperature copper-oxide superconductors in the normal state. This artist's rendition shows the measured electron pockets (red) extending between 2 layers of the copper oxide crystal lattice. Contrary to prevailing theories which predict electron pockets will be located at the areas of strongest superconductivity (yellow and magenta-red), Sebastian discovered an undulating twisted geometry, consistent with the pockets residing in the areas of lowest superconductivity at the corners of each crystal unit. Keywordsscience; art; illustration; technical; information graphics; physics; superconductors; math; geometry; crystals; chemistry; electrons; electricity; energy; technology; engineering Media Color Categories Science, Technical Subject(s) Physics, Technology