Scientists observe ‘god particle’ analogue in superconductors: ‘Tabletop’ technique

19 febrero 2015

The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson — the ‘God particle’ believed responsible for all the mass in the universe — took place in 2012 at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The first hint of Higgs was inspired by the study of superconductors — a special class of metals that, when cooled to very low temperatures, allow electrons to move without resistance. Now, a research team has reported the first-ever observations of the Higgs mode in superconducting materials.