February 23, 2015

Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms

Rice physicists build superconductor analog, observe antiferromagnetic order 

(Feb. 23, 2015) Using ultracold atoms as a stand-in for electrons, a Rice University-based team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that’s vexed physicists for nearly three decades.