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#### BenGoodchild

Okay - I understand the idea of why superconductors work (i hope i do - it was a while ago I learned it) - namely by two electrons of 1/2 integer spin obeying Fermi-Dirac statistics, forming a pair of electrons than can behave in some circumstances like a single particle with integer spin. This 'new' particle is not constrained by the exclusion principle and also it obeys the Bose-Einstein statistics that describe the behaviour of photons (in the quantum mechanical terms).

However - I was always under the impression that above a temperature (dependant on the material) typically around 0-10K, the electron pairing is split up. So, I was wondering how one explains the idea of the results of Bednorz and Mueller when they found superconductive properties at around 30k? I hadn't heard about this result until recently and it confused me! Any ideas any one?!

-ben

However - I was always under the impression that above a temperature (dependant on the material) typically around 0-10K, the electron pairing is split up. So, I was wondering how one explains the idea of the results of Bednorz and Mueller when they found superconductive properties at around 30k? I hadn't heard about this result until recently and it confused me! Any ideas any one?!

-ben

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