Originally posted by humy
I don't know what the technical jargon in the above means. What does “ noisy environment” mean in the above and what is “the volume fraction “?
I have no idea if this is legit or not but...
In answer to this bit what I believe they are saying is that a small proportion of their sample
Superconductivity is all about the structure of the compound, and it sounds like that they are
claiming part of their sample became superconducting but not the whole thing.
So this wouldn't be any good for making superconducting power cables.
However if they can work out what the structure is that works and get the entire (or high
enough majority) of their materiel to have this structure then it would be usefully superconductive.
The noisy bit seems to be that they had to use statistical methods to pick their signals out of the noise
rather than having a clear and total transition from conducting to superconducting.
I hope this is helpful.