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Incompatibility of Published ac Magnetic Susceptibility of a Room Temperature Superconductor with Measured Raw Data

Version 1 : Received: 9 December 2021 / Approved: 10 December 2021 / Online: 10 December 2021 (14:08:48 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 19 December 2021 / Approved: 21 December 2021 / Online: 21 December 2021 (09:00:23 CET)

How to cite: Hirsch, J. Incompatibility of Published ac Magnetic Susceptibility of a Room Temperature Superconductor with Measured Raw Data. Preprints 2021, 2021120188 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0188.v1). Hirsch, J. Incompatibility of Published ac Magnetic Susceptibility of a Room Temperature Superconductor with Measured Raw Data. Preprints 2021, 2021120188 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0188.v1).

Abstract

Room temperature superconductivity has recently been reported for a carbonaceous sulfur hydride (CSH) under high pressure by Snider et al [1]. The paper reports sharp drops in magnetic susceptibility as a function of temperature for five different pressures, that are interpreted as signaling a superconducting transition. Here I question the validity and faithfulness of the magnetic susceptibility data presented in the paper by comparison with the measured raw data reported by two of the authors of ref. [2]. This casts doubt on the assertion of the paper [1] that the susceptibility measurements support the case for superconductivity in this compound.

Keywords

hydride superconductor; magnetic susceptibility; raw data; background signal

Subject

PHYSICAL SCIENCES, Condensed Matter Physics

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