Monday, June 21, 2010

No Supersolid Yet?

Another wrench has been thrown into the claim of experimental observation of supersolids. A new paper in PRL[1] is throwing doubt into such observation, and in fact, attribute the apparent observation to quantum plasticity.

Looks like a lot more work needs to be done to verify if we truly have a supersolid in such a system.


[1] J. D. Reppy Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 255301 (2010).

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