Interesting paper from Hanno Essen.
Magnetic Energy, Superconductivity, and Dark Matter
Hanno Essen. Department of Engineering Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology, Osquars Backe 18, 100 44, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Magnetism due to the translational, possibly oscillatory, motion of charge, as opposed to the ordering of dipoles, is not well understood, but is well described by the Darwin Lagrangian. The Coulomb interaction is used universally in atomic, molecular and solid state physics, but its natural extension when going to higher accuracy, the magnetic Darwin-Breit interaction, is not. This interaction is a velocity dependent long range interaction and as such unfamiliar to the majority of theoreticians.
The (v/c) dependence makes it at most a perturbation in few-body systems, but does not stop it from becoming potentially important as the number of particles increase. For systems where particle velocities are correlated (or coherent) over larger distances this interaction is shown to have major consequences. Based on these findings I suggest that this interaction should be investigated as the interaction responsible for superconductivity. I also speculate that, on an interstellar scale, it is responsible for the missing dark matter. Some numerical estimates and intuitive arguments are presented in support, but no proofs. Instead it is my hope that the ideas presented will deserve further serious study