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Thermal physics

Quantum interference heats up

A thermal effect predicted more than 40 years ago was nearly forgotten, while a related phenomenon stole the limelight. Now experimentally verified, the effect could spur the development of heat-controlling devices. See Letter p.401

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Figure 1: A direct-current superconducting quantum interference device (d.c.-SQUID).


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