Researchers used a diamond anvil cell like the one shown to exert a large pressure on europium, causing the metal to become a superconductor. This view shows one of two opposing 16-faceted diamond anvils in the middle, surrounded by a coil that detects superconductivity.
Credit: Debessai, et al., Physical Review B, 2008.
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