An interesting preprint from Ray Chiao about a gravitational effect in superconductors.

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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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Freely falling point-like objects converge towards the center of the
Earth. Hence the gravitational eld of the Earth is inhomogeneous, and
possesses a tidal component. The free fall of an extended quantum object
such as a hydrogen atom prepared in a high principal-quantum-number
stretch state, i.e., a circular Rydberg atom, is predicted to fall more slowly
that a classical point-like object, when both objects are dropped from
the same height from above the Earth. This indicates that, apart from
\quantum jumps," the atom exhibits a kind of \quantum incompressibility" during free fall in inhomogeneous, tidal gravitational elds like those
of the Earth.
A superconducting ring-like system with a persistent current circulating around it behaves like the circular Rydberg atom during free fall.
Like the electronic wavefunction of the freely falling atom, the Cooper-pair
wavefunction is \quantum incompressible." The ions of the ionic lattice
of the superconductor, however, are not \quantum incompressible," since
they do not possess a globally coherent quantum phase. The resulting difference during free fall in the response of the nonlocalizable Cooper pairs
of electrons and the localizable ions to inhomogeneous gravitational elds
is predicted to lead to a charge separation e ect, which in turn leads to
a large repulsive Coulomb force that opposes the convergence caused by
the tidal, attractive gravitational force on the superconducting system.
A \Cavendish-like" experiment is proposed for observing the charge
separation e ect induced by inhomogeneous gravitational elds in a superconducting circuit. This experiment would demonstrate the existence
of a novel coupling between gravity and electricity via macroscopically
coherent quantum matter


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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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Well I understand about 1% of that


But it does sound interesting. OP can you explain what this means? Is it likely to lead to anti gravity?



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 07:22 PM
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Can't wait to see what happens in the trials. I rooting for Newtonian gravity not to fail. But I have a soft spot for the classics.



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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I recall a thread about "Quantum Levitation" here on ATS, here is a youtube link, sorry I'm not very skilled at putting up vids on this site.

www.youtube.com...

This in my opinion is the first solid evidence that we may be able to build an Anti-Gravity craft, I hope so ! .



Peace



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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..This experiment would demonstrate the existence
of a novel coupling between gravity and electricity via macroscopically
coherent quantum matter


And lead to the unifying theory?

Nice find btw. S&





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