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  • High-Spin Superconductivity Discovered in Half-Heusler YPtBi

    In all known fermionic superfluids, Cooper pairs are composed of spin-1/2 quasi-particles that pair to form either spin-singlet or spin-triplet bound states. The "spin" of a Bloch electron, however, is fixed by the symmetries of the crystal and the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, and in some cases Read More
  • Two Studies Highlighted in 2015 NIST Annual Report

    Two recent publications involving neutron scattering experiments performed at the NIST Center for Neutron Research have been highlighted in the 2015 NCNR Annual Report. The studies, involving a multi-disciplinary collaboration between CNAM members J. Paglione (physics), E.E. Rodriguez (chemistry) and NIST Fellow J.W. Lynn, are focused on superconductivity and magnetism Read More
  • Direct Evidence of the Topological Kondo Insulator Published in Nature Physics

    First predicted in 2010 by M. Dzero, V. Galitski and colleagues, the Topological Kondo Insulator (TKI) is a fascinating realization of the 3D topological insulator state in a strongly correlated "Kondo" insulator. Samarium Hexaboride, the archetype Kondo insulator, is an ideal candidate for realizing this exotic state of matter, with Read More
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