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Why the temperature is high

Nature volume 430, pages 512513 (29 July 2004) | Download Citation

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According to a new empirical law, the transition temperature to superconductivity is high in copper oxides because their metallic states are as viscous as is permitted by the laws of quantum physics.

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  1. Jan Zaanen is at the Instituut Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Leiden University, PO Box 9504, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands. e-mail: jan@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl

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