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Superconducting diode effects

The diode is a well-known component of semiconductor electronics, but equivalent behaviour in superconductors is rare. Now, two demonstrations of a superconducting diode effect show that this is possible, through different mechanisms.

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Fig. 1: Diode effects.


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Jiang, K., Hu, J. Superconducting diode effects. Nat. Phys. 18, 1145–1146 (2022).

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