I can't remember seeing posts about the interpretation of experimental results on SE, so I am not sure whether such a question is SE-legitimate. Concretely, after reading some rather old and largely forgotten/ignored experimental papers about organic high-temperature superconductors, I wondered and am still wondering whether a widely-cited theoretical model might be applied to them. To my knowledge, the connection has not been discussed in what little relevant literature there is, hence the question concerning the experimental results arises naturally. I am asking here first because formulating it in a meaningful way would require some work and I am not sure it would be deemed acceptable. If not, why not?

  • $\begingroup$ Does "forgotten/ignored" means fake discovery? Because there's hardly any actual hi temp. organic superconductor... $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Mar 23, 2022 at 22:21

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I think the specific question you seem to have in mind here - "can the results of X be explained with theory Y?" - is perfectly on-topic, as long as X and Y are parts of mainstream physics.

Broader questions about interpretations of experimental results (like "Here's a dataset, please explain it") might be more difficult to ask, in particular as they become closer to original research.


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