“Gravity spoils the symmetry regardless of whether magnetic monopoles exist or not”
Radio waves, microwaves and even light itself are all made of electric and magnetic fields. The classical theory of electromagnetism was completed in the 1860s by James Clerk Maxwell. At the time, Maxwell’s theory was revolutionary, and provided a unified framework to understand electricity, magnetism and optics. Now, new research led by LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Ivan Agullo, with colleagues from the Universidad de Valencia, Spain, advances knowledge of this theory. Their recent discoveries have been published in Physical Review Letters.
Maxwell’s theory displays a remarkable feature: it remains unaltered under the interchange of the electric and magnetic fields, when charges and currents are not present. This symmetry is called the electric-magnetic duality.
However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature. If magnetic charges do not exist, the symmetry also cannot exist. This mystery has motivated physicists to search for magnetic charges, or magnetic monopoles. However, no one has been successful. Agullo and his colleagues may have discovered why.
“Gravity spoils the symmetry regardless of whether magnetic monopoles exist or not. This is shocking. The bottom line is that the symmetry cannot exist in our universe at the fundamental level because gravity is everywhere,” Agullo said.
Gravity, together with quantum effects, disrupts the electric-magnetic duality or symmetry of the electromagnetic field.
Agullo and his colleagues discovered this by looking at previous theories that illustrate this phenomenon among other types of particles in the universe, called fermions, and applied it to photons in electromagnetic fields.
“We have been able to write the theory of the electromagnetic field in a way that very much resembles the theory of fermions, and prove this absence of symmetry by using powerful techniques that were developed for fermions,” he said.
This new discovery challenges assumptions that could impact other research including the study of the birth of the universe.
The Big Bang
Satellites collect data from the radiation emitted from the Big Bang, which is called the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB. This radiation contains valuable information about the history of the universe.
“By measuring the CMB, we get precise information on how the Big Bang happened,” Agullo said.
Scientists analyzing this data have assumed that the polarization of photons in the CMB is not affected by the gravitational field in the universe, which is true only if electromagnetic symmetry exists. However, since this new finding suggests that the symmetry does not exist at the fundamental level, the polarization of the CMB can change throughout cosmic evolution. Scientists may need to take this into consideration when analyzing the data. The focus of Agullo’s current research is on how much this new effect is.
The monopoles are idealized concept of mainstream physics and monopoles even don’t exist in form, which physicists are currently looking for (massive charge-like particles) – but the less ideal monopoles, so-called the anapoles are IMO immanent part of overunity within electrical circuits.
Here I’m explaining, how the overunity arises from anapole field. For to achieve the anapole field, multiple conditions must be fulfilled, one of them is the resonance of scalar waves. This is because we need to modulate light speed faster, than the EM wave propagates itself. It’s not so impossible as it looks at the first sight, because within materials of high permeability and/or permeability the speed of EM wave propagation is much lower than the speed of light in vacuum. The extreme case is the boson condensate, where the EM waves propagate with speed of few meters per second, so we can modulate their speed in mechanical way.
Here I’m explaining, how to realize overunity with using of pair of magnets and/or bucking coils in anapole arrangement. Anapole field is the consequence of breaking SO(2) gauge symmetry of vacuum considered with Maxwell equations, according to which the magnetic field intensity spreads with speed of magnetic field. Once this equilibrium gets broken, then the vacuum tries to balance the difference by introduction of energy into the magnetic field from its own fluctuations. Anapole field therefore generates magnetic field along ferrite rod into account of its thermal fluctuations, i.e. the heat content.
The Gravity Effect
The gravity effect which Agullo is talking about is solely theoretical only and without practical usage, but its macroscopic analogy exists already in form of so-called anapole black holes with asymmetric jets. Due to frame dragging the magnetic field of black hole gets literally sucked into a black hole at one end of it, so that only one jet can be observed. Because the jets are also source of magnetic field of black hole, such an object behaves like the giant magnet with only one pole at its end – i.e. the monopole. The gravity affects the speed of EM wave spreading in very small extent, but in magnetic materials this speed can be modulated in much greater extent with its magnetic saturation and it enables to prepare false monopoles, i.e. the anapoles in this way (see previous posts).