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Fake Monopoles Can Help in the Hunt For Natural Monopoles

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posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 04:30 AM

so this is the second (oops! third) time i have read about artificial monopoles. but this time they say they can be studied to help figure out stuff about real monopoles and thus it could lead to finding real monopoles.

Amherst College and Aalto University researchers have now created and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles under laboratory conditions. These observations lay the foundation for the underlying structure of the natural magnetic monopole -- the detection of which would be a revolutionary event comparable to the discovery of the electron.

now monopoles are wierd. first they do not necessarily exist.
next if they do exist there may be just one of them in the entire universe.
that monopole may or not be closed off from the the normal space time dimensions.
there could be multiple monopoles too.
either a few frozen quantum topological defects left over from the big bang in which case they are a kind of quasi real particle...
or any one of about nine different types of proposed real particle monopole...
some of which hate and kill each other ...
some of which annihilate matter and antimatter...
Some of which can form atoms of an odd type of matter with very useful and unusual properties.

Monopoles are just crazy. Most scientists think they don't exist. or at least that's what i thought they thought from reading about it.
but here we are looking for them again.

and the stuff you could do with monopoles is the stuff of science fiction. so of course i wanted to share it here

edit on 30-1-2014 by stormbringer1701 because: typo

edit on 30-1-2014 by stormbringer1701 because: added info

posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 04:43 AM
some references from a great Sci-fi website that uses forthe most part only science technology derived from actual real world science papers.

Highly recommended reading; this paper is aimed at the intellectually curious, and doesn't assume a background in theoretical physics:

Chapter 7 used extensively in the discussion of monopole cosmology:
"The Early Universe", Kolb & Turner, ISBN 0-201-62674-8

Discusses topological defects and the Kibble mechanism:

Discusses massless non-Abelian monopoles:

Discusses gravity waves from monopole-string systems:

Discusses monopole and domain wall formation in a "braneworld"

posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 04:56 AM
if monopoles of the right type exist you can make energy by dumping matter onto it in a reactor.
if monopoles of the right type exist you can make a 2nd periodic table and it's attendant chemistry only the result is materials that are nigh indestructible, won't melt or crush in the interior of a star, takes a high energy gamma ray to have a chance of breaking it's first level of ionization, the chemical bonds alone are nearly as powerful as an atomic bomb, it won't even be scratched by an atomic bomb, can hold together a hoop large enough to encircle a solar system... can make a black hole just by making a mass of it in the right geometry...
if the right type of monopole exists it can breed other monopoles in the same way strange matter converts regular matter into strange matter.

the possibilities are nearly endless.

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posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 05:25 PM
Surely if it can be made synthicaly we dont need to find it in nature. We can expolit syntheticaly made ones.

posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by crazyewok

The artificial monopoles are not actually magnetic monopoles. They just make electrons act like they do in a magnetic field. The resemblance ends there.

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