Video/animation icon  Model of Cooper pairs: distortion of ion lattice

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Description: Cooper pairs. Putting one ball bearing (the "electron") resting on a rubber sheet (the "lattice") will cause it to stretch creating a depression in which the ball sits. Another ball placed near enough to the first causes there to be a coupling between them that would otherwise not be there without the rubber sheet. From TLP: Superconductivity,
Keywords: superconductivity • Cooper pairs
Categories: Science approaches
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical > Superconductivity
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 28 August 2008
Date added: 02 December 2009
Resource ID: 2438