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The picture shows superconducting pairs running in the interstitial space between puddles of electronic crystals (yellow bubbles)

An international research team, involving researchers of RICMASS, shows that heterogeneous systems not only display fascinating phenomena such as the emergence of life made of jiggling atoms in the cell, and the self organization of social networks, bur also could favor the emergence of a macroscopic quantum coherent state of many particles at high temperature. New experimental results, published in the NATURE issue of 17 Sept 2015, show that superconductivity at high temperature takes advantage from a non Euclidean space created by intertwining of inhomogeneity of charge density wave order and material complexity.

A scientific note on the hyperbolic geometry favoring macroscopic quantum phenomena at high temperature


The picture shows the pathways of superconducting pairs running around the CDW puddles. The puddle size distribution is a power law. Between two points (black dots) there are an infinite number of pathways not only distinguished by the number of times a path goes around a single puddle, but also distinguished by the way the path is passing though the pattern of CDW puddles. This space can be mapped into a hyperbolic space

The evolution of the Universe after the Big Bang started from a disordered state of massless particles at a very high temperature. Later, with the temperature decreasing down, these particles begin to gain a mass thanks to the spontaneous symmetry breaking of Gauge symmetries. This effect, is the base for the Higgs mechanism. The massive particles form protons and neutrons and finally the atoms.

Confirmation of 203 K superconductivity at Superstripes 2015 on June 17, 2015

On June 17, at the Superstripes 2015 International Conference in Ischia Continental Congress Center organized by the Rome International Research Center for Materials Science Superstripes (RICMASS) attended by 250 invited world top level specialists in the field of superconducting complex materials, Mikhail Eremets presented in his talk [1] compelling evidence for the confirmation of 203 K superconductivity.

Competing networks for new materials functionality

Multiple networks of defects promote superconductivity
"Optimum inhomogeneity of local lattice distortions in La2CuO4+y."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 15685-15690 (2012).

N. Poccia, A. Ricci, G. Campi, M. Fratini, A. Puri, D. Di Gioacchino, A. Marcelli, M. Reynolds, M. Burghammer, N. L. Saini, G. Aeppli, A. Bianconi

Evolution and control of oxygen order in a cuprate superconductor

The results of a new experiment on SUPERSTRIPES SCIENCE have been reported on:
Nature Materials DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3088
published on line: 21 August 2011

Fractal Supercondutivity: Superstripes

Superconductivity enhanced by fractal organization