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    • Band Theory of Metals and Insultators
      Band theory deals with the concept of molecular orbitals from a mass of atoms combining in order to form a confirming band with groups of molecular orbitals that are extremely close in energy.
    • Iron
    • Superconductivity
      Superconductivity is a phenomena in certain metals and ceramics where the resistivity of the material drops to zero below a certain critical temperature known as TC. These temperatures are low, with most industrial superconductors below 12 K and higher temperature ceramics just above 130K. Superconductors have widespread applications because of their properties, such as MRI machines, power lines, MagLev trains, and strong electromagnets for research.

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