Spin offsetting charge

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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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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 ?
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.
 
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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.
How about under superconductivity conditions ? In which electrons "pair up" ?
 

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