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High-temperature superconductivity

Ineluctable complexity

The discovery of charge-density-wave order in the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O6+y places charge order centre stage with superconductivity, suggesting that they are intertwined rather than competing.

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Figure 1: Schematic phase diagram of the high-temperature superconductor YBCO.

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