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I What are Superinsulators?

  1. Dec 27, 2017 #1
    What exactly are superinsulators? I heard that they have infinite resistivity but the Wikipedia article does not give too much of an in-depth explanation on how they work. Does anyone know how they work on a atomic level?
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2017 #2

    anorlunda

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    Interesting question.

    It sounds like the flip side of superconductivity with Cooper pairs. For more in-depth explanations, look up superconductivity or "Cooper pairs" for the atomic level stuff.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2017 #3

    ZapperZ

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    Start with this review:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/452542a

    Zz.
     
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