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Superconductivity in space?

  1. Jul 8, 2007 #1
    Have there been any observed instances of superconducting phenomena in outer space? It sure is cold enough for many substances to superconduct.
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  3. Jul 9, 2007 #2

    I imagine that the ordered sort of structures ( crystaline ) that you need to get electrical superconductivity are not present in bulk out there in outer space.

    there is a phase of the quark gluon plasma that is color superconducting,


    this state of matter would only have existed at very early times in the universe or in collapsed star cores. Im not an expert on nuclear physics so i dont know how solid this prediction is , but .... then again this isnt really electrical superconductivity either.
  4. Jul 10, 2007 #3
    Would superconductivity be more likely to occur in superdense environments like the metallic hydrogen of Jupiter's core?
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