heavy-fermion superconductor

heavy-fermion superconductor

[¦hev·ē ′fər·mē‚än ′sü·pər·kən‚dək·tər]
(solid-state physics)
A superconductor in which the superconducting electrons have unusually large effective masses, more than 100 times the mass of a free electron.
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Their topics include sound propagation in superfluid 3He and superconductors, collective excitations in the polar-phase, high temperature superconductors and the physical properties, and collective modes in the heavy-fermion superconductors.
For instance, the mismatch occurs in complex, poorly understood, extremely unusual compounds known as heavy-fermion superconductors, which are both magnetic and superconductive.
The latest such datum deals with the absorption of ultrasound by heavy-fermion superconductors.