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A private researcher, Joe Eck, has claimed to have made a discovery in the field of superconductors -- materials that have zero electrical resistance. He claims to have found a copper-oxide compound that is not only superconductive, but shows signs of superconductivity at room temperature -- a potential "Holy Grail" of science.
The benefits of a technology like this one could be huge. Room temperature superconductors could revolutionize our civilization. They could allow for efficient maglev trains, smaller electric motors, new electronic components, low loss power transmission, more powerful electric motors, and new medical devices. The applications are almost endless. Everything from power production, medicine, transportation, and electronics would be impacted. A practical room temperature superconductor could be worth billions of dollars.
As of 2009, the highest-temperature superconductor (at ambient pressure) is mercury barium calcium copper oxide (HgBa2Ca2Cu3Ox), at 135 K and is held by a cuprate-perovskite material, which possibly reaches 164 K under high pressure.
On December 6, 2011, Superconductors.ORG announced the discovery of the first true room temperature superconductor (Tl5Pb2)Ba2Mg2Cu9O17+. Since that discovery created worldwide interest from thousands of people, this report is being written to share what progress has been made in bringing this discovery to market.
Below is a partial list of those who were contacted and their response.
Dupont: No response. No courtesy reply.
Dow Chemical: No response. No courtesy reply.
Motorola: No interest.
Bell Labs/Lucent: No response. No courtesy reply.
United Technologies: No response. No courtesy reply.
MRI Global: No interest.
Honeywell: No response. No courtesy reply.
U.S. Dept. of Energy: No interest. No response.
Obama White House: No response despite 3 requests to intervene with the D.O.E.
Los Alamos National Superconductivity Lab: No interest.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: No interest.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: No response. No courtesy reply.
Brookhaven National Laboratory: No interest.
NASA: No response. No courtesy reply.
(NASA researches gravity mitigation using superconductors)
Princeton University: No response. No courtesy reply.
University of Wisconsin: No response. No courtesy reply.
Florida State University: No response. No courtesy reply.
California Institute of Technology: No response. No courtesy reply.
University of Houston: No response. No courtesy reply.
University of California San Diego: No response. No courtesy reply.
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Conclusion: Since scientists have been searching for room temperature superconductivity for most of the last 100 years, this lack of interest is inexplicable. Such pervasive apathy is totally inconsistent with the U.S.' role as a technology leader. This may be the first time in American history that a discovery of profound potential has been completely stifled by equally profound indifference.
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- Jim Ashburn (Member of the UAH team that discovered superconductive YBCO in 1987.)