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Virtual particle non-existence
IDEA BY: Adam Gullickson LOCATION: USA CATEGORY: Science/Medical

ENTRY TITLE

Virtual particle non-existence
IDEA BY: Adam Gullickson
LOCATION: USA
CATEGORY: Science/Medical

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Virtual particles can be in a state of total non-existence showing that empty space can truly be empty giving new insight into quantum gravity and the universe itself.

Scientists used a small metal paddle (sometime called the quantum paddle), small but visible to the naked eye, made of a trillion atoms. The paddle was placed in a vacuum chamber isolated and cooled to minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit, so nothing could measure or observe it (air, light, etc. are forms of measurement) A single quantum bit of energy was fired at the paddled which caused it to oscillate, because the paddle was both receiving the quantum bit and missing it at the same time, causing it to oscillate between these two realities, the same as small quantum particles do. MY EXPERIMENT- A micro version of the Casimir Effect, two non-magnetic parallel plates made up of a trillion atoms each, the same size as the “quantum paddle,” and held in a vacuum chamber cooled to minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit the plates held nanometers apart, these plates will press together by virtual particles as expected possibly even oscillating, affected and not affected by virtual particles at the same time creating detectable particles (dynamic Casimir effect). Having another set of parallel plates the same size and held in the same isolated vacuum chamber each pair of plates held near each other. Taking a measurement of only one set of parallel plates with a laser will keep the plates from being affected by virtual particles. At this point the second pair of plates held inside the same vacuum chamber will pause in a fixed state, also no longer being affected by virtual particles even though no light or measurement is being taken of these second pair of plates, showing that virtual particles are affected by the observer effect because measuring just one pair of plates is affecting the second pair, which are in the same chamber but are not being measured.