This article is LENR related.
The Cold Fusion Ping List
“The concept of “heavy” electrons seems counterintuitive.”
Like “heavy” water?
“A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors.”
“Cool the electrons to far below room temperature in certain types of solid materials, and these flighty particles gain mass, acting like much heavier particles. Surprisingly, further cooling close to absolute zero makes these solids become superconducting, where the electrons, despite their heaviness, make a kind of perfect fluid that can flow without wasting any electrical power.”
WOW. What a surprise. Ya learn something new here everyday on FR, I tell ya.
BTW, Thank you for posting this article. I do find it very interesting and my comments are aimed trying to figure out what ‘importance’ and knowledge there is in this ‘report’, and not to attack you for posting it.
I’m probably not smart enough to understand the importance of some of the underlying information and principles and how this affects them, so while being skeptical, I do have an open mind and am eager to learn.
I just don’t want my comments taken wrong.
Higgs field/boson being messed with at super cooled conditions?
Behaving as they are a thousand times more massive or are they a thousand times more massive under certain conditions?
If they could control the mass of electrons, then they could create an impulse drive right of Star Trek. Just oscillate them while changing their masses would create a uni-directional force with no propellent expelled.
If electrons have 3 orders of magnitude more effective mass when they are within a matrix, then they can affect protons. Science is closing in on how the Coulomb barrier is overcome in LENR.
Funny how the article doesn't mention the Coulomb barrier, LENR, cold fusion, or fusion. You'd think they'd want to cover all bases for their Nobel prize.
Now we have experimental validation of varying mass within electrons ~ depending on entanglement.
In the real world, as distinct from the "electrons in a vacuum", you really could produce a lot of electrons with mass sufficient to affect protons.