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As iron-rich superconductors cool to very low temperatures, even a perfect crystal can become distorted. Under polarized light, researchers find that brilliantly colored stripes emerge from the light reflecting differently off each distorted crystal domain.
Journalists wishing to reproduce this image for news stories about related research should include the following image credit: Erick C. Blomberg, Makariy A. Tanatar and Ruslan Prozorov, US DOE The Ames Laboratory.