Manipulating superconductivity using a 'mechanic' and an 'electrician'

Strongly correlated materials can change their resistivity from infinity to zero with minute changes in conditions. Now, researchers have fabricated a flexible organic ‘correlated’ transistor that makes it possible to control the effective pressure and doping level by bending the substrate and changing the gate voltage, respectively. This device allows researchers to switch superconductivity on and off by using appropriate combinations of the two parameters, in a way that could lead to future quantum simulators.
Source: EurekaAlert,