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Superconductivity Explained

  1. Sep 14, 2006 #1

    ZapperZ

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    This is a historical look back at the landmark 1957 BCS Theory of Superconductivity paper. Don't miss it.

    http://focus.aps.org/story/v18/st8

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  3. Sep 14, 2006 #2

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    Don't ever do that again! You nearly gave me a heart attack with that title. :grumpy: Phew!
     
  4. Sep 14, 2006 #3

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    Hahahahaha!

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  5. Sep 17, 2006 #4

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  6. Sep 17, 2006 #5

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    Oh yeah, I read that. It's amazing how they think statistics like that have any meaning. It's the same thing a few years ago when someone looked at the statistics of the number of publications in Phys. Rev. B and extrapolate that it will grow faster than the speed of light in 10 years.

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  8. Sep 27, 2006 #7

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    Eeeeww.. there are better ways at describing superconductivity. This one isn't it.

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  10. Sep 27, 2006 #9

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    I know all about superconductors.org. I didn't just fall off the back of a truck. But just because they are a "bona fide" group, doesn't mean they do everything well. It also doesn't help that you pick and choose things that poorly illustrate things and go around advertizing them.

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  11. Sep 27, 2006 #10
    I was rather struck by the dance floor analogy, Zapper. There was also one in the article you posted:

    He later compared the concept to the Frug, a popular dance at the time, where dance partners could be far apart on the dance floor, separated by many other dancers, yet remain a pair.

    It made me think of a barn dance as a regimented, formal, cold temperature situation. Whereas a disco is a high temperature situation. I went to a wedding in France where they had a disco. They all seemed keen on rock, effortlessly swinging around. Maybe there's an insight in there somewhere.
     
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  12. Oct 11, 2006 #11

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