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Laser Triggered Superconductivity

• arclein
A non-superconducting material has been transformed into a superconductor using light, Oxford University researchers report. One hundred years after superconductivity was first observed in 1911, the team from Oxford, Germany and Japan observed conclusive signatures of superconductivity after hitting a non-superconductor with a strong burst of laser light.