Some high-temperature superconductors might not be so odd after all

Finding hidden swirls of electric current shows that the material’s behavior matches standard theory

illustration of a superconductor

VORTEX FOUND  Newly observed swirls of electric current in a high-temperature superconductor (shown in an artist’s conception) may indicate that the unusual material fits within the standard theoretical picture.

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