A collaboration between CNAM, CMTC and Ames National Lab researchers led by Prof. J. Paglione has reported experimental evidence of exotic high-spin superconductivity that arises from the unusual electronic structure of the topological semimetal YPtBi. While predicted to occur in other non-material systems, higher than spin-1/2 pairing has remained elusive until now. The team’s research, published in the April 6 issue of Science Advances, reveals effects that are profoundly different from anything that has been seen before with superconductivity.

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