Black Holes, Quantum Systems, Superconductors and Planck’s Constant are Related

Researchers from the CNRS and Université de Sherbrooke, have discovered a universal law for the electronic properties of high-temperature superconductors. They exposed superconductors to an intense magnetic field to weaken superconductivity and reveal underlying properties. They measured the variations of electrical resistivity up to -263 °C, and developed a predictive model that can be applied to multiple families of high-temperature superconductors.

This energy dissipation speed limit is linked to the numerical value of Planck’s constant, the fundamental quantity of quantum mechanics representing the smallest possible action that can be taken in nature.

Natalie Wolchover writing at the Atlantic describes how superconducting research could be near conceptual breakthroughs in understanding the physics of superconductors. There appears to be holographic duality that mathematically connects systems of scrambled quantum particles, like those in strange metals, to imaginary black holes in one higher dimension.

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