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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jun '12 03:40
    http://phys.org/news/2012-06-mass-scientists-electrons-heavy-speedy.html
  2. 14 Jun '12 09:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2012-06-mass-scientists-electrons-heavy-speedy.html
    If I am reading the article correctly, it is implying that this research may eventually tell scientists how high-temperature superconductors work?
    I hope that is what it really says. I don't know how hopeful that is if that is what it is really saying.
  3. 14 Jun '12 16:07
    In this article they are talking about effective mass, which isn't quite the same as "real" mass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_mass_(solid-state_physics)
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jun '12 16:39
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    In this article they are talking about effective mass, which isn't quite the same as "real" mass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_mass_(solid-state_physics)
    I think the only way for an electron to gain 'real' mass is to accelerate like a bat out of hell and get to within a hair's breath of c.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    14 Jun '12 19:58
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I think the only way for an electron to gain 'real' mass is to accelerate like a bat out of hell and get to within a hair's breath of c.
    That's relativistic mass.

    http://www.relativisticmass.com/