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High–temperature superconductivity

The great quantum conundrum

Twenty-five years on from its discovery, high-temperature superconductivity remains without a satisfactory explanation. The latest studies on the electronic phase diagram of copper oxide compounds reveal why this is so. See Letter p.73

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Figure 1: Generic electronic phase diagram of the copper oxide superconductors.


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