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Light-induced superconductivity

Intense light pulses irradiating a sample of K3C60 result in dramatic changes of its high-frequency (terahertz) conductivity. Could these be signatures of fleeting superconductivity at 100 K and beyond?

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Figure 1: The proposed1 mechanism for light-induced superconductivity in K3C60.

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Demsar, J. Light-induced superconductivity. Nature Phys 12, 202–203 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3687

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