Gravity and Superconductivity
Most recent answer: 02/04/2014
- SYED MASOOD KHAN (age 18)
Superconductivity depends not only on temperature but also strongly on magnetic field. The standard types of superconductivity cannot exist in strong magnetic fields.
Gravitational fields by themselves are not important, since the equivalence principle says they have no effect on any local physical phenomenon. When combined with some other forces, say the supporting force from a table, they do have an indirect effect. Under ordinary circumstances such effects on superconductors are too small to notice. I suppose on a neutron star that wouldn't be true.
(published on 02/04/2014)