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The invention of high-temperature superconductivity used to be hailed as an immense clinical step forward, inducing an exceptional wave of pleasure and expectation one of the clinical neighborhood and within the overseas press. This publication units this learn step forward in context, and reconstructs the background of the invention. The authors research the emergence of this new examine box and how its improvement was once formed via scientists and technological know-how coverage makers. additionally they study some of the institutional and nationwide settings during which the examine was once undertaken in addition to contemplating the medical backgrounds and motivations of researchers who entered the sector following the unique discovery.
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