0622_PNICTIDE_Cantilever-sml [Asymmetry may provide clue to superconductivity]

This image shows a microscopic sample of a high-temperature superconductor glued to the tip of a cantilever. To study the magnetic properties of the sample, scientists applied a magnetic field and measured the torque that was transferred from the sample to the cantilever.

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Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.