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A New Ab Initio Approach to the Development of High Temperature Superconducting Materials

Turner, Philip; Nottale, Laurent


Laurent Nottale


We review recent theoretical developments, which suggest that a set of shared principles underpin macroscopic quantum phenomena observed in high temperature superconducting materials, room temperature coherence in photosynthetic processes and the emergence of long-range order in biological structures. These systems are driven by dissipative systems, which lead to fractal assembly and a fractal network of charges (with associated quantum potentials) at the molecular scale. At critical levels of charge density and fractal dimension, individual quantum potentials merge to form a ‘charged-induced’ macroscopic quantum potential, which act as a structuring force dictating long-range order. Whilst the system is only partially coherent (i.e. only the bosonic fields are coherent), within these processes many of the phenomena associated with standard quantum theory are recovered, with macroscopic quantum potentials and associated forces having their equivalence in standard quantum mechanics. We establish a testable hypothesis that the development of structures analogous to those found in biological systems, which exhibit macroscopic quantum properties, should lead to increased critical temperatures in high temperature superconducting materials. If the theory is confirmed, it opens up a new, systematic, ab initio approach to the structural development of these types of materials.


Turner, P., & Nottale, L. (2016). A New Ab Initio Approach to the Development of High Temperature Superconducting Materials. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 29(12), 3113-3118.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 19, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 6, 2016
Publication Date Sep 6, 2016
Deposit Date Oct 20, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 20, 2016
Journal Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Print ISSN 1557-1939
Electronic ISSN 1557-1947
Publisher BMC
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 12
Pages 3113-3118
Keywords High temperature super conductivity, macroscopic quantum coherence, self assembly, fractal networks, quantum criticality
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