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Observation of a Metallic Superfluid in a Numerical Experiment
Physical Review Letters (2005)
  • E. Smorgrav
  • J. Smiseth
  • Egor Babaev, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • A. Sudbo
We report the observation, in Monte Carlo simulations, of a novel type of quantum ordered state: {\it the metallic superfluid}. The metallic superfluid features ohmic resistance to counter-flows of protons and electrons, while featuring dissipationless co-flows of electrons and protons. One of the candidates for a physical realization of this remarkable state of matter is hydrogen or its isotopes under high compression. This adds another potential candidate to the presently known quantum dissipationless states, namely superconductors, superfluid liquids and vapours, and supersolids.
Publication Date
August 11, 2005
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E. Smorgrav, J. Smiseth, Egor Babaev and A. Sudbo. "Observation of a Metallic Superfluid in a Numerical Experiment" Physical Review Letters Vol. 95 Iss. 13 (2005)
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