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http://www.dailytech.com/Scientists+...icle21224c.htm

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A group of scientists has found some of the most compelling evidence yet that suggests the pseudogap might be an indicator of a new phase of matter.

"Our findings point to management and control of this other phase as the correct path toward optimizing these novel superconductors for energy applications, as well as searching for new superconductors," said Zhi-Xun Shen of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science (SIMES), a joint institute of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University.
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I'm not entirely sure what this means, but discovering a new phase of matter sounds far out.

Since I don't have a strong background, the article makes it sound like they think that's the case, but they need to do a lot of research first.
    
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Originally Posted by _02 View Post
I'm not entirely sure what this means,
It is a bit confusing isn't it?
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Solid
Liquid
Gas
Plasma
Bose–Einstein Condensate

...and now... Ruihua-Shen Superconductor?
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Another one, isn't there like seven already?

Why can't we go back to grade school when there was only solids, liquids, and gases.

(I'm complaining as I have to memorize the structures and names of all the amino acids used by the body, this week.)
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Awesome article, thank you!!

I love reading about phases of matter/energy condensing/expanding/transferring.

Very interesting.
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