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Hot vibes

Lattice vibrations — phonons — have long been implicated in conventional low-temperature superconductivity. That they could also have a supporting role when the heat is turned up had been dismissed.

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Figure 1: Leading the quantum dance.

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de Lozanne, A. Hot vibes. Nature 442, 522–523 (2006).

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