Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University
Caption: Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance -- or possibly provide benefits -- in the key superconductive material Bi2212 (shown here), which is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders. The size of the impurities determines whether they help or hinder the material's performance.
Credit: Golsa Naderi
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