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Heavy electron, NASA patent

  1. Dec 5, 2011 #1
    Joseph M. Zawodny of NASA has applied for a US patent on "Method for Producing Heavy Electrons". The full text of the patent is available at the US Patent Office website.

    By heavy he means effectively heavy in the context of the metallic surface. I am not a condensed matter person. Can anyone comment on the idea.
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  3. Dec 5, 2011 #2

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    A patent is worthless as proof of anything. The patent office does not test for correctness. A patent application is less than worthless.

    When he has a publication in a reputable peer-reviewed journal, then it's appropriate for PF.
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