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Nov 05 2013

Pile Ups

Published by under Quantum Field Theory

When studying quantum field theory, we come across an array of virtual particles.  For more than three years I have been studying quantum field theory, and falling back on quantum mechanics for weeks or months at a time in the duration.

A while back it was stated that the static we typically see in Goldhaber plots generated from hadron colliding experiments may in part be due to a cascade of momentum generated through the gravitational field.  Continuing then with the same logic, when there is a pile up of colliding particles at one of the world’s particle accelerators, there is also a pile up of gravitons in the midst of the chaos, which then periodically spring back into action while helping to accelerate fragments of particles in various directions.  There is also a down scattering in energy of gravitons for some that are involved, mainly due to the fact that synchronization at the boundary of a hadron can be lost at such a time.  Detectors situated at various polar angles wait for the differential cross section results.

It is not unreasonable when enough experimentation is done that some results are repeatable.  “If m represents the rest mass of the exchanged particle, then a virtual particle can be created and exist for a time t without violating conservation of energy, as long as t is no greater than what is permitted by the uncertainty relationship: ћ/mc2.” *  Still, it is a relief to know that conservation of energy is not violated.  Gravitons piling up provide the excess energy that is needed.


*  Krane, Kenneth, Introductory Nuclear Physics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1988, pg 654


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