Gravitoelectric-electric coupling via superconductivity

Abstract

Recently we demonstrated theoretically that the carriers of quantized angular momentum in superconductors are not the Cooper pairs but the lattice ions, which must execute coherent localized motion consistent with the phenomenon of superconductivity. We demonstrate here that in the presence of an external magnetic field, the free superelectron and bound ion currents largely cancel providing a self-consistent microscopic and macroscopic interpretation of near-zero magnetic permeability inside superconductors. The neutral mass currents, however, do not cancel, because of the monopolar gravitational charge. It is shown that the coherent alignment of lattice ion spins will generate a detectable gravitomagnetic field, and in the presence of a time-dependent applied magnetic vector potential field, a detectable gravitoelectric field.

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Torr, D.G., Li, N. Gravitoelectric-electric coupling via superconductivity. Found Phys Lett 6, 371–383 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00665654

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Key words

  • superconductivity
  • gravitation
  • gravitomagnetism