UBC researchers answer High temp superconductivity question

I'll admit that this sounds esoteric, but that does not mean insignificant. It is this type of vaey basic information that can lead to important breakthroughs.

Riccardo Comin, lead author on a new paper in Science, set out to determine whether the pattern of charge ordering was a checkerboard or a series of stripes by x-raying very cold yttrium barium copper oxide. His collaborators at the Quantum Matter Institute of the University of British Columbia included CIFAR Global Scholar Eduardo da Silva Neto and senior fellows of the Quantum Materials program Ruixing Liang, Walter Hardy, Doug Bonn, George Sawatzky, and Andrea Damascelli — who is Comin’s PhD supervisor and team leader of this study.