Solving a superconducting mystery with more precise computations

A new, more precise method of simulating quantum materials has revealed the basis for superconductivity in copper-based oxides known as cuprates. Researchers, using powerful supercomputers, found that phonons, vibrational energy from crystal structure, contribute to a key feature observed in cuprates, which may indicate their indispensable contribution to superconductivity. If true, the finding may pave the way for tunable superconductivity in materials.

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