Are there really cooper pairs and persistent currents in aromatic molecules?
Article first published online: 4 FEB 2014
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International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Volume 114, Issue 7, pages 437–440, 5 April 2014
How to Cite
How to cite this article: Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2014, 114, 437–440. DOI: 10.1002/qua.24613, , ,
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 4 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 26 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 20 NOV 2013
- Cooper pairs;
- persistent currents
Over 20 years ago, one of us suggested the title was affirmative. In 2012, Cooper pairs were identified in several, but not all “aromatic” compounds tested, benzene being one. This manuscript discusses the formation of three time-reversed pairs of states forming pseudobosons (high energy Cooper pairs) in benzene at room temperature. The large stabilization in energy that results is the additive effect of energy gaps of an s wave state and a charge density wave permitting the pseudobosons to exist at room temperature. The overall result of these interactions is three pseudobosons occupying the lowest boson state and the positions of the carbon nuclei are optimum by forming a perfect hexagon. The possibility of a persistent current exists; detection might not be easy. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.