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High-temperature superconductivity

How the cuprates hid their stripes

Extensive mapping of local electronic structure in copper oxide superconductors reveals fluctuating stripe-like electron patterns that appear as a high-temperature precursor to superconductivity. See Letter p.677

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Figure 1: Of zebras and cuprates.

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Figure 2: Stripe-like electronic order in the cuprates.

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Moler, K. How the cuprates hid their stripes. Nature 468, 643–644 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/468643a

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