The Boson Fallacy
- Subatomic Particle Physics
For reference; An atom is made of protons(+), neutrons(0), with a variable orbital shell of electrons(-). The protons and neutrons are made of smaller particles called quarks. A lot of research the last few decades has gone toward finding even smaller components called Bosons. Further, these are theorized as being responsible for fundamental forces of the Universe. It is these "Force Bosons" that I'm speaking of. They are; W/Z boson, Gluon and hypothetical Higgs.
To create Bosons, physicist accelerate particles to near the speed of light and collide them head on. They've also collided protons into antiprotons for a pure energy annihilation event. In both situations, the energy released fuses and then rapidly decays. Theoretic calculations predict those temporary fusions to be Bosons.
A short, recent (June 15, 2011) article about what's going on at the Large Hadron Collider (largest machine ever built) and the implications is at: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog...er-of-sun.html
But here's why I call Bosons a fallacy -
-- There's a difference between what can be created in a lab, and what occurs naturally in the Universe. ie: The largest atoms on the Periodic Table of Elements are synthetic, meaning we either create or theorized we created them, much like Bosons. Even if it can be created and observed, that doesn't mean it would ever naturally exist in the Universe and, even when it's artificially made, doesn't exist long enough to have any effect on existence.
-- There's also a difference between discovering something new, and a new form of something old. ie: I'd point out what happens if you dynamite a block of ice. The explosion will create steam, water and maybe a few slivers of ice survive. There will also be transitions of water vaporizing, than cooling back to water, and then into steam or ice - depending on what the temp is outside. No new element is created. It's all just water in various forms.
Bosons form during extreme energy condenses, but immediately evaporates, doesn't mean Bosons formed or that they even existed. All it means is a snapshot of temporary energy density was observed. A further example is in the behavior of these Bosons in relation to the Quarks created with them - they all move in identical fashion and rate.
from article -"... just microseconds after the Big Bang, the universe was so hot and dense these quarks ... and gluons existed freely and unbound. The new results confirm that quark gluon plasma acts almost like a fluid, with minimal viscosity. The results are based on analysis ... when the atom smasher switched from colliding hydrogen protons to lead-ions. ...
This is the Bose-Einstein statistic and has always applied to identical particles such as photons of the same wavelength in a laser or helium atoms superchilled to near absolute zero. Since Bosons and Quarks do not move in dissimilar fashion, they must be one in the same, only observed as 'blocks and slivers of ice'.