Originally posted by humyAh, you beat me to it! I thought it read microseconds which is why I named my post that. At the picosecond level, the electrons would move maximum 300 microns, that is a good bit of distance at the atomic level. That amounts to about 3 million Angstroms, or about 1 million or so atom widths so it is still significant.
"...With the aid of short infrared laser pulses, researchers have succeeded for the first time in making a ceramic superconducting at room temperature – albeit for only a few millionths of a microsecond.
"a few millionths of a microsecond" translates into just a few pecoseconds which isn't lo ...[text shortened]... design a superconductor that can maintain that room temperature superconductivity indefinitely?
Originally posted by twhiteheadYep, I acknowledged that also I analyzed how far the electrons would go assuming they were going at c and it was quite a distance so there were quite a number of atoms involved, 300 microns travel length and several million angstroms, that covers a lot of molecules. So even pico seconds is important.
He beat you by a factor of a thousand!
If the laser is repeatedly fired every few milliseconds, will the super conductivity be enough to take advantage of some superconducting effects?
Originally posted by sonhouse
Yep, I acknowledged that also I analyzed how far the electrons would go assuming they were going at c and it was quite a distance so there were quite a number of atoms involved, 300 microns travel length and several million angstroms, that covers a lot of molecules. So even pico seconds is important.
300 microns travel length ...
Originally posted by humyDon't forget the pulsing laser that has to be the heartbeat of the system to keep up the super stuff.....300 microns travel length ...
A square shaped area of 300 microns diagonally corner to corner is about 212 by 212 microns.
Taking the Apple A8 microprocessor as typical modern one; that has about 2,000,000,000 transistors and an area of 89mm2 ( see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_count ) which works out as slightly over one mil ...[text shortened]... ngle computer clock cycle ( I hope I got that all both conceptually and mathematically correct )