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Many years ago, mid to late 1960s I came across a science fiction book in the local library. It is one of the first science fiction books I ever read, possibly even the very first. I have no idea who wrote it, what the name was or anything else, but I do remember parts of the story line. If anyone there knows this book and can furnish me with some info on it, I would like to try finding a copy.
The story starts with some sort of accident in a laboratory doing research on extreme cold. They experience a power surge in the cooling machinery and generate some sort of odd field that nobody can explain, the theory is that they somehow managed to create some sort of 'negative molecular motion'. For some reason they call in a juvenile delinquent girl, I think the name was Gail, and she is supposed to investigate this phenomenon. She manages to learn the trick, but decides that she doesn't want to tell her supervisors about it, so she fakes a trance. They doctors quickly catch on that she is faking and determine to give her some drugs to make her talk, but she uses the secret of the field to escape. The story jumps forward in time a bit, to where the girl, now grown and married, finds her own child involved with creatures from Jupiter who are experiencing some sort of crisis and need help. The field secret, passed on to the child is somehow used to communicate with these creatures.
That's about all I remember, but I would love to find the book again. If nobody there recognizes this description, can you think of any other places I might try?