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Model's reputation restored

The structure of a mineral has been validated, ending the controversy about its potential usefulness as a model of an unusual magnetic lattice. This model might provide insight into superconductivity.

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Figure 1: Spin arrangements in crystal lattices.

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de Vries, M., Harrison, A. Model's reputation restored. Nature 468, 908–909 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/468908a

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