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(Science.org)   Scientists un-discover room temperature superconductors   (science.org) divider line
    More: Misc, Superconductivity, Condensed matter physics, Physics, Ranga Dias, Ashkan Salamat, extreme pressures, key signs of superconductivity Dias, Jorge Hirsch  
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689 clicks; posted to STEM » on 29 Sep 2022 at 1:13 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-29 12:44:25 PM  
This is not a repeat of the 1989 cold fusion Nature article.
 
2022-09-29 1:30:22 PM  

rnatalie: This is not a repeat of the 1989 cold fusion Nature article.


It might actually be worse.  Playing "choose your own background to subtract" is something that should never have made it past the referee at Nature much less the reviewers.
 
2022-09-29 2:06:56 PM  
So, does this mean it was faked, or that whomever put it together just didn't know what they were doing?
 
2022-09-29 4:00:50 PM  
On Monday Nature retracted the study, citing data issues other scientists have raised over the past 2 years that have undermined confidence in one of two key signs of superconductivity Dias's team had claimed.

I am no materials scientist, but isn't there just one key sign of superconductivity, namely being superconductivity?
 
2022-09-29 4:42:58 PM  

Befuddled: On Monday Nature retracted the study, citing data issues other scientists have raised over the past 2 years that have undermined confidence in one of two key signs of superconductivity Dias's team had claimed.

I am no materials scientist, but isn't there just one key sign of superconductivity, namely being superconductivity?


Yes but measuring the presence of that is a bit tricky.  It needs to have a nigh on zero resistance AND generate a magnetic field when a current is passed through it.  It's measuring the second part that these guys tried to BS.
 
2022-09-29 5:26:29 PM  
I guess the pool of candidates to select from for peer-review on high-temp superconductivity and cold fusion are a total clown show?
 
2022-09-29 6:18:38 PM  
great now we're gonna have to go to the Undiscovered Country to find them again.
 
2022-09-29 6:19:00 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: So, does this mean it was faked, or that whomever put it together just didn't know what they were doing?


yes.
 
2022-09-29 6:42:22 PM  
There's no fight like a science fight.
 
2022-09-29 8:30:01 PM  

Nintenfreak: Dr Jack Badofsky: So, does this mean it was faked, or that whomever put it together just didn't know what they were doing?

yes.


Thanks for the clarification.  :-/
 
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