PSI New Method For Complex X-ray Studies Of Correlated Metals

Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), working in an international team, have developed a new method for complex X-ray studies that will aid in better understanding so-called correlated metals.

These materials could prove useful for practical applications in areas such as superconductivity, data processing, and quantum computers.

So-called correlated materials are those materials in which the electrons interact strongly with one another.

Strongly correlated materials are candidates for novel high-temperature superconductors, which can conduct electricity without loss and which are used in medicine, for example, in magnetic resonance imaging.

They also could be used to build electronic components, or even quantum computers, with which data can be more efficiently processed and stored.

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