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29 March 2012 09:57 Age: 5 yrs

Neutrons uncover new density waves in fermion liquids - a publication in Nature today

Scientists discover zero-sound mode oscillations in super-chilled helium.


Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin have carried out the first investigation of two-dimensional fermion liquids using neutron scattering, and discovered a new type of very short wave-length density wave. The team believe their discovery, published today in Nature, will interest researchers looking at electronic systems, since high-temperature superconductivity could result from this type of density fluctuation. [more]