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Twisting superconductors with light

A theoretical analysis of exotic superconductors suggests that it is possible to manipulate the state of their order parameter with light. This will help engineer devices from topological superconductors by patterning regions with different orders.

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Fig. 1: Manipulating the superconducting state with light.

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Martin, I. Twisting superconductors with light. Nat. Phys. 15, 735–736 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0540-6

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