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Université de Sherbrooke-Led Research Team Discovers the Nature of Superconductors



Montréal – A team of researchers from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), led by Université de Sherbrooke Professor Louis Taillefer, have laid to rest a 20-year-old mystery about the nature of an exotic class of materials known as high-temperature superconductors.

These materials, which conduct electricity with no resistance, hold enormous technological promise for power transmission, levitating trains, magnetic medical imaging, wireless communications, quantum computing, and many more related applications. In the past, scientists have been held back from harnessing the full power of these materials, because of unanswered fundamental questions, such as whether these materials are metals or insulators.

Canadian Electronics Magazine June 2007