Sarfatti wrote to BekkumThanks - important - may explain Podkletnov's claim. Key is P.W. Anderson's "More is different" macro-quantum coherent ODLRO Goldstone phase rigidity from spontaneous symmetry breaking in the ground state phase transition.
On Mar 24, 2010, at 11:27 AM, Gary S. Bekkum wrote:
Jack,It will be awhile before I can read this Paper in detail, but the Abstract suggests perhaps the same kind of phenomenon that Torr and Peng predicted in 1988 in their Gravitation Research Foundation Prize-winning Paper. There they displayed a differential response of SC Cooper pairs and ions to impingement by a Gravitational Wave, which if I recall correctly, was tantamount to a charge separation, among other things. They, of course, were not considering Rydberg Atom or this specific Rydberg Cavendish experiment. I gave Chiao the reference to the Peng-Torr Paper many years ago, but like the others I gave him, he never references it (well, he did include the DeWitt Paper this time <g>).Chiao correctly points out that SC ions are not in coherent state. The later Li-Torr Theory of Gravitational Effects in SC from the early 90s, which built on the Peng-Torr work, did assume that there is some kind of quantized orbital coherent effect of the ion in a SC, not just the Cooper pairs. I disagreed with this facet of the Li-Torr Theory. But it seems very few physicists recognize that much of the amplified Gravitoelectric and Gravitomagnetic effects predicted by Li and Torr came from this aspect, and instead attributed them to conventional spin summing of the ions, which is not correct.Take care,Robert E. Becker