Everyone knows that nothing lasts forever, but it seems that things are not quite like this…at least not when quantum physics is involved. The latest discovery will blow your mind.
We all know that humans, planets, stars, and galaxies, along with the Universe – all of them have an expiration date, but it seems that some quasiparticles in quantum systems don’t follow these rules.
Experts have just found that there are some quasiparticles which are basically immortal to put it simply.
This doesn’t mean that they are not decaying, just like everything else, notes Science Alert.
Quasiparticles can reorganize back into existence
The online publication wrote that “once these quasiparticles have decayed, they are able to reorganize themselves back into existence, possibly ad infinitum.”
This reportedly seems right when we’re dealing with the second law of thermodynamics which says that entropy in an isolated system can only move in an increasing direction. In other words, things can only break down and not build back up again.
Quantum physics can run from these rules, but until now, scientists did not know that quasiparticles can get so odd.
“Until now, the assumption was that quasiparticles in interacting quantum systems decay after a certain time,” according to physicist Frank Pollman of the Technical University of Munich.
He continued and explained, “We now know that the opposite is the case: strong interactions can even stop decay entirely.”
Science Alter notes that “they’re the disturbances or excitations in a solid caused by electrical or magnetic forces that, collectively, behave like particles.”
The neverending oscillation between decay and rebirth
Simulations have been run on a powerful computer to see how these quasiparticles decline. The conclusion was the following:
“The result of the elaborate simulation: admittedly, quasiparticles do decay, however new, identical particle entities emerge from the debris,” according to physicist Ruben Verresen.
He continued and explained, “If this decay proceeds very quickly, an opposite reaction will occur after a certain time, and the debris will converge again. This process can recur endlessly, and a sustained oscillation between decay and rebirth emerges.”
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