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Superconductivity

Would your graphite pencil superconduct?

The discovery of a superconductor is always exciting, but particularly so when the material is a common stationery item and the superconductivity is possibly unconventional.

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Figure 1: Crystal structure of C6Ca.

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Klapwijk, T. Would your graphite pencil superconduct?. Nature Phys 1, 17–18 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys135

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