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2011-05-13 09:51:41

A surprising breakthrough moment in superconducting physics has come from, of all places, a boozy office party at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba Japan, according to a recent AFP report. Researchers, lead by Yoshihiko Takano, made their discovery when they put tablets of an iron-based compound called Fe(Te,S) into alcoholic drinks at an office party a year ago. The phenomenon of superconductivity is the zero-loss flow of electricity through certain materials. When an...


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