GIThruster wrote: I don't think he needs to replicate a fabrication process and that would entail playing too loosely with his trade secrets. Rather, he needs to have the existing material characterized. It doesn't matter how he made it at this point. What matters is if it can do what he says it can do, and all that's required to find out is a talented PhD EE.
Correct! I have made this offer on my website, but so far no response.
GIThruster wrote: They almost never work for free. You might get some action here if you cut the right person a piece of your IP, but better is to make that sort of agreement with an investor and have her pay for your validation study.
I am open to all possibilities for cooperation. There is interest, but not from countries I would like to work with. But if it comes to the crunch, I will have no other option.
GIThruster wrote:I haven't read all at the links, but lets ask some simple questions:
--Is the material highly anisotropic?
Diamond is used at the moment as a prototype substrate. Other materials in the pipeline are anisotropic. The advantage of modifying a diamond substrate is that one can even use a suitable polycrystalline substrate. There are companies, also in the USA, which at present grow such substrates by plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition.
GIThruster wrote:--Is it highly frequency dependent?
I do not know since I do not have the equipment to test this aspect. The fact is that a superconducting phase is really an ideal dielectric. Thus all superconductors will dissipate energy when you apply a high frequency ac-electric field to them.
GIThruster wrote:--Is it highly temperature dependent?
The diamond substrate deteriorates at about 500 Celsius: The superconducting phase does not. Thus it is not even possible to measure the critical temperature of this phase since it is higher than 500 Celsius.
GIThruster wrote:--Is it truly useful in it's current form, or does it need to be developed?
All the prototype can demonstrate at present is that you have a substrate that is superconducting over its whole surface at room and higher temperatures. Further development will require micromachining to make useful devices.
GIThruster wrote:I once had a patent holder offer me 5% if I could bring him investment sufficient to turn his hyper-conductor material into a useful material which he said would require development funds to the tune of of $18 million. What he had (he said) was a material that conducts 100,000 X better than copper. It's highly anisotropic and to turn it into wire, he said would cost $18 million.
Well hell, who has that kind of money to find out if they have a useful material?
I have a good idea who this patent holder is since I also had a run-in with him. Although he is working with materials which might superconduct when modified corectly, I doubt whether he understands how to do this.
GIThruster wrote:If what you have is something that can/could/should be used in electronics, then discussions of fabrication and fixing other people's physics are all secondary. First is to show you have what you say you have. Everything other follows thereafter.
I am trying to do exactly this. But nobody wants to test whether what I claim is correct. The consequences are probably just to great since it will affect all theoretical physics that has been done since 1930: Carver Mead predicted that the last seven decades of the 20th Century will become known as the Dark Ages of theoretical physics. My work seems to give the reasons why Carver Mead is a true prophet!