Originally posted by humy
I am slightly surprised the link doesn't refer to those paired electrons as Cooper pairs. Aren't those paired electrons technically still called Cooper pairs despite not always existing with superconductivity?
I tried googling "cooper pairs without superconductivity" but got nowhere.
The effect might be due to something else besides cooper pairing. Have no idea what that could be but just sayin...
I see in the article the effect isn't seen till a 30,000 Gauss magnetic field is applied. That is a huge field so there could be some kind of magnetic coupling going on. You know how electrons behave in magnetic fields, if the electron energy is low enough, a sufficiently high field strength magnetic field can make the electrons go in circles.
The last sentence says the effect has not been proven to be cooper pairs.