Volume 130, Number 1, April 2020
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||30 April 2020|
Inconsistency of the conventional theory of superconductivity
Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CA 92093-0319, USA
Received: 26 December 2019
Accepted: 20 April 2020
In a process where the temperature of a type-I superconductor in a magnetic field changes, the conventional theory of superconductivity predicts that Joule heat is generated and that the final state is independent of the speed of the process. I show that these two predictions cannot be simultaneously reconciled with the laws of thermodynamics. I propose a resolution of this paradox.
PACS: 74.20.-z – Theories and models of superconducting state / 74.25.Bt – Thermodynamic properties
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