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A New (Different?) Theory and Model for Magnetic Charge

KMI Experiment Seminar
2017-10-19 15:30
Michael Sullivan
KMI Science Symposia (ES635)

I will introduce a new idea for magnetic charge based on a theory and model of David Fryberger wherein Maxwell’s equations are made fully symmetric. A fully symmetric set of equations leads to another solution to Maxwell’s equations that includes the source terms. The solution is a static (time-independent) solution. This new solution is called a vorton and it has an intrinsic charge of 25.83e which can be a combination of electric and magnetic charge. The large intrinsic charge of of this new particle leads to a model for the sub-structure of our SM elementary particles as being magnetically bound states of two vortons. The full symmetry of this theory and model then argues for magnetically charged versions of our standard elementary particles with the magnetic charge strength being 1e. There are therefore two new magnetically charged particles that are predicted to be stable; the counterpart to the electron which we call the magneticon and the magnetically charged counterpart to the proton. We have not found any experiments to date that rule out this theory. In fact, we have found no experimental data to rule out the possible existence of the magneticon down to a mass of about 4.5 GeV. Belle II has a unique opportunity to be the first experiment to explicitly look for the existence of the magneticon. The center-of-mass boost, the high luminosity, the high Ecm (11.2 GeV) and the ability of the inner small-cell CDC to have an independent trigger has vastly increased the mass range search for the magneticon in the Belle II detector. We suggest that the Belle II collaboration search for the magneticon in the upcoming physics run during Phase II.