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Physicists at Royal Holloway solve thermoelectric 'paradox' in superconductors

A problem that has been taxing scientists for nearly 40 years has been solved by a team of physicists at Royal Holloway, University of London. In the 1970s, scientists made a theoretical breakthrough when they predicted that measurable thermoelectric magnetic flux would be generated in loops made of superconducting material. However, a major crisis developed when the experiments began to show paradoxical discrepancies with the theory by up to several orders of magnitude. The results of the experiments were also in disagreement with each other, leading some scientists to believe the theory was incomplete.”

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