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I Spin offsetting charge

  1. Mar 1, 2016 #1
    As I understand, two electrons may be found (close) together providing they are of opposite spin. How does this occur ? How does the character of opposite spin offset the impact of the electromagnetic force repelling these two particles of the same charge ?
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2016 #2

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    It doesn't. The result is that the wave function for two electrons with anti-parallel spin has a higher energy than the corresponding wave function with parallel spins, where the electrons will avoid each other because of spin correlation.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2016 #3
    How about under superconductivity conditions ? In which electrons "pair up" ?
     
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