Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hydrogen sulfide superconducts at -70 degrees Celsius!

The newest news is that hydrogen sulfide - the compound responsible for the smell of rotten eggs - conducts electricity with zero resistance at a record high temperature of 203 Kelvin (–70 degrees C), reports a paper published in Nature. This super-conductor however suffers from a serious existential crisis: it behaves very much like old fashioned super-conductor for which superconductivity is believed to be caused by lattice vibrations and is therefore not allowed to exist in the world of standard physics! To be or not to be!

TGD Universe allows however all flowers to bloom: the interpretation is that the mechanism is large enough value of heff=n×h implying that critical temperature scales up. Perhaps it is not a total accident that hydrogen sulfide H2S - chemically analogous to water - results from the bacterial breakdown of organic matter, which according to TGD is high temperature super-conductor at room temperature and mostly water, which is absolutely essential for the properties of living matter in TGD Universe.

See the earlier posting about pairs magnetic flux tubes carrying dark electrons of Cooper pair as an explanation of high Tc (and maybe also of low Tc) superconductivity.

For a summary of earlier postings see Links to the latest progress in TGD.

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