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Prospecting for an iron age

Different material options for high-temperature superconductivity— conduction of electricity with little or no resistance at 'practical' temperatures — have arrived. Iron compounds are the latest thing.

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Figure 1: The unit cell of LaOFeP.

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Grant, P. Prospecting for an iron age. Nature 453, 1000–1001 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/4531000a

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