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[SD] Physicists Apply Einstein's Theory Of Relativity To Superconducting Circuits.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110610094513.htm
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"The basic phenomenon with Josephson junctions is that you can take two superconductors, separate them by a little gap, and still find current going across it, in a specific way," said Horowitz. "And that has found many applications. So the Josephson junction is something we've reproduced using general relativity."

Horowitz said that he and his co-authors used tools from string theory to develop the gravity model of a superconductor. He explained that it was surprising to be able to link Einstein's general theory of relativity to a totally different area of physics. He said he hoped that the new tools would one day be able to shed light on new types of superconductors.

I highly suggest everybody read the full article, there's so much knowledge to be gained from it. smile.gif
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It sure is amazing how that equation has so many practical purposes. I remember in my Modern Physics class how just about every problem used some form of the relationship between matter and energy.
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Very nice science find Fricky.

~RC
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