THE FOURTH ROAD TO QUANTUM GRAVITY
- Physical matter is composed of atoms.
- The bigger the mass of a material body, the stronger its gravity.
Although we know that atoms are composed of electrical charges, essentially forming small polarized electrical structures, we do not tend to think about massive material bodies, like planets, as composed of electrical structures.
Let’s try to make a conceptual connection between these small polarized electrical structures composing planet Earth, and Earth’s attractive gravity. For this purpose we will use a simple conceptual indicator, which we shall call the B-B vector.
In terms of polarized electrical structures, like atoms or capacitors, their B-B vector shall always point from negative to positive charges.
Considering atoms composing Earth, and Earth’s attractive gravity, the B-B vector to represent these two facts will look (in green) as follows:
Considering antimatter, its B-B vector will point in opposite direction, because the vector always points from negative to positive:
We know this for the fact that two macroscopic material bodies in space will exert an attractive force of gravity on each other.
But what would happen if we have two macroscopic material bodies in space and one of them would be composed of antimatter?
Assuming that the mass of antimatter must have a positive value, these two bodies would gravitationally attract each other as well, until they would come close enough to annihilate themselves.
To be honest, I can’t imagine how a material body could have a negative mass, even if it were to be composed of antimatter. But what if somehow it is possible?
Physicists have investigated whether negative mass would violate various laws of the universe, such as the conservation of energy or momentum. These analyses suggest that although the interaction of positive and negative mass produces counterintuitive behaviour, it does not violate these conservation laws. Two Cosmologists at the Université de Montréal in Canada have found a solution to Einstein’s theory of general relativity that allows negative mass without breaking any essential assumptions. Their approach means that negative mass can exist in our universe.
What if we perform such experiment only to discover that matter and antimatter would gravitationally repel each other?
Would that automatically imply that antimatter has negative mass? Personally, I am not inclined to hastily draw such conclusion, because there may be a better alternative explanation.
While most theoretical physicists see no reason for performing such experiment, some experimental particle physicists think that it is worth trying. An experiment was proposed as the first test of the predictions of general relativity in the ultra-relativistic limit by measuring the repulsive gravitational field of protons in the Large Hadron Collider to estimate ‘antigravity beam’ signal strength at a resonant detector.
Antigravity: Discovering if antimatter falls upwards
Presently, some experimental particle physicists are seriously considering the question, if matter and antimatter are affected differently by Earth’s gravity. Could antimatter fall upward – that is, exhibit antigravity – or fall downward at a different rate?
“ When it comes to antimatter, what goes up doesn’t necessarily come down. In a new study, physicists weighed antimatter in an effort to determine how this strange cousin of matter interacts with gravity. Ordinary matter atoms fall down due to the pull of gravity, but the same might not be true of antimatter, which has the same mass as matter, but opposite charge and spin. Scientists wondered whether antimatter atoms would instead fall up when pulled by gravity, and
whether such a thing as antigravity exists. In the unlikely event that antimatter falls upward, we’d have to fundamentally revise our view of physics and rethink how the universe works, Joel Fajans, a physicist
at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in a statement. The results of the tests weren’t conclusive. “Is there such a thing as antigravity? Based on free-fall tests so far, we can’t say yes, or no,” Fajans said. “This is the first word, however, not the last.” In the future, CERN researchers plan to upgrade their experiment to a stage called ALPHA-2, which should allow them to make more precise tests. The scientists plan to use lasers to cool the antiparticles to reduce their energy while still being held by the trap; then the trap’s magnetic fields could be used to manipulate the cooled antiparticles so they decay more slowly when the trap gets turned off, making measurements easier.”
According to my
This prediction is merely related to the opposite orientation of the B-B vector in matter and antimatter, and as such neither presupposes nor postulates the existence of negative mass.
And here comes another, even more surprising prediction.
Should the orientation of B-B vector of matter reflect the fact that matter exerts attractive gravity force on other matter and also on itself ; and that there would be a repulsive gravitational interaction between matter and antimatter, then the following question arises: What would happen if we have two macroscopic material bodies in space and both of them would be composed of antimatter?
According to my Quantum Antigravity Hypothesis, antimatter and antimatter would also gravitationally repel each other!
If so, what would that imply?
It would imply that as opposed to matter, antimatter would not be easily able to aggregate into massive material bodies in outer space.
Even though on small scale nuclear forces are much stronger than gravity and elementary antiparticles can naturally form antiatoms and molecules, and perhaps even nano-size specks of solid antimatter, they will not be able to form neither anti-planets, anti solar system, nor anti-galaxies.
According to my Quantum Antigravity Hypothesis, antimatter in outer space could be able to form vast antigravity regions composed of clouds of antimatter “dust” :
That would perfectly explain very important issues: the mystery of missing antimatter, and gravitational expansion of the Universe. The antimatter is not missing. We simply cannot easily observe it because it does not form massive bodies in outer space, and perhaps also due to the nature of interaction between antimatter (repulsive gravity) and light, as opposed to matter (attractive gravity) and light. The invisible Dark matter is really nothing else than vast clouds of antimatter “dust”, and the Dark energy is simply the repulsive gravity (antigravity) of these vast regions of antimatter.
Would it be possible to experimentally test this hypothesis?
We can conceptualize an electric structure of an atom as an instance of a spherical (asymmetric) capacitor. For example, Earth happens to be a spherical capacitor.
In this sense we can have capacitors of various sizes, from atoms to planets, and everything in between, to experiment with the interactions between them.
In the case of a spherical (asymmetric) capacitor, the smaller (or the bigger) plate can be either negatively or positively charged, akin to the difference between the atom of hydrogen and the antiatom of antihydrogen.
AN EXAMPLE OF A CHARGED ASYMMETRIC CAPACITOR, AND THE DIRECTION OF ITS B-B VECTOR INDICATING REPULSIVE GRAVITY (ANTIGRAVITY) :