Commercializing the First Room-Temperature Superconductor:
A Bleak Outlook



5 May 2012
UPDATED Dec. 2013
Superconductors.ORG

      On December 6, 2011, Superconductors.ORG announced the discovery of the first true room temperature superconductor (Tl5Pb2)Ba2Mg2Cu9O17+. Since that discovery created worldwide interest from thousands of people, this report is being written to share what progress has been made in bringing this discovery to market.

      Since the volume fraction of the 28C compound was low, the first step in commercialization was to find a governmental or industrial partner to help develop a refining and manufacturing technology. However, in the past year and a half a concerted effort to find a partner - or even a university to vet the discovery - has yielded nothing but apathy.

      Letters were written proposing a professional collaboration with numerous manufacturers. Most did not even acknowledge receipt of the letter. U.S. Government agencies whose very charter dictates they should pursue new technologies did not respond. And, universities that have been conducting superconductor research for decades failed to show any interest whatsoever.

      Below is a partial list of those who were contacted and their response.

Dupont: No response. No courtesy reply.
Dow Chemical: No response. No courtesy reply.
Motorola: No interest.
Bell Labs/Lucent: No response. No courtesy reply.
United Technologies: No response. No courtesy reply.
MRI Global: No interest.
Honeywell: No response. No courtesy reply.

X Prize Foundation: No response. No courtesy reply.
Princeton University: No response. No courtesy reply.
University of Wisconsin: No response. No courtesy reply.
Florida State University: No response. No courtesy reply.
California Institute of Technology: No response. No courtesy reply.
University of Houston: No response. No courtesy reply.
University of California San Diego: No response. No courtesy reply.

U.S. Dept. of Energy: No interest. No response.
Obama White House: No response despite 3 requests to intervene with the D.O.E.
U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology: No response. No courtesy reply.
Los Alamos National Superconductivity Lab: No interest.
NASA: No response. No courtesy reply.
         (NASA researches gravity mitigation using superconductors)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: No response. No courtesy reply.
Brookhaven National Laboratory: No interest.
Argonne National Laboratory: No interest.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: No interest.
       UPDATE: O.R.N.L. has agreed to test for room temperature superconductivity
        in this material only if they are paid to do so. To see the test results click HERE.

E. Joe Eck
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