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Topic: why silver does not superconduct near 0 Kelvin #1193 New Physics
#1313 ATOM TOTALITY 5th ed

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why silver does not superconduct near 0 Kelvin #1193 New Physics
#1313 ATOM TOTALITY 5th ed

Posted: Jan 31, 2013 4:25 PM
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Alright, the true theory of superconductivity must be able to tie
together why silver is the highest normal conductor, yet when the
temperature is lowered, that silver never goes into superconduction.
So if the Malus law theory of superconductivity is true, it must
explain silver.

So I have been investigating this property of silver and find out that
silver is the world's best reflector of the elements as well as being
the world's best normal conductor. And to be polarized, reflection is
a means of polarization. So those facts support the Malus law theory
of superconductivity. But does it explain why the lowering of
temperature to approaching 0 Kelvin, that silver never reaches

Well, I need to investigate something called the polarizing angle or
Brewster angle. Since superconductivity is where the angle in the
Malus law is 0 degrees allowing all the photons to pass through, that
the trouble with silver and copper and gold, all good reflectors, is
that they are competing with a Brewster angle that eliminates them
from reaching the 0 degree angle in Malus law.

But there may well be a more practical answer, having to do with data
of silver as the temperature is lowered to near 0 Kelvin. It maybe the
case that as the temperature is lowered that silver is very near the
state of superconduction but not at superconductivity. Say about 98%
of superconductivity and that unlike other superconductors, silver is
able to hold more of a current in amperage than even the
superconductors. So that silver at 4 degrees Kelvin although not
superconductive is able to hold a amperage current at 98%
superconductive compared to mercury at 4 degrees which is
superconductive but limited ability to hold a large current amperage.
Again, this would be a case of the poor and shoddy research and
reporting in physics superconduction.

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