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