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Three Proposed Quantum Mechanical Experiments

1. Can we actually see λ-hopping?

This may be possible using an uncharged particle that is massive. A good candidate would be a Buckyball C60.  It is stable and can be purchased easily. It is massive enough that we can look at it with light without disturbing it too much. A C60 buckyball has a mass of 1.2 x 10-24 kilogram.

The experiment is to observe the brownian motion of C60:

1. Create a surface of C60 on top of water.

2. Observe the C60 motion using different light sources and microscopes.

3. Do the C60 molecules hop or move continuously. 

Slow speed particles are strange: When velocity is small wavelength gets big, unbelievably big.  Low energy particle behavior may be just as interesting as high energy particle behavior. Perhaps this is related to Bose-Einstein condensates.

  1. 2.Can we arrange a race between radio waves and gamma rays?

This experiment was performed with the “Magic” gamma ray telescope on the Canary Islands. The answer was that in the race from a cosmic event (Blazer) gamma rays won the race by 4 minutes. This result was for one event.

Since then it turns out that 4 supernova explosions have been observed in which neutrinos arrive 2 hours to 8 hours before the gamma rays.
It would seem that this is evidence that neutrino’s can outrun photon’s as predicted by DWT. However, another explanation has been given by the scientific community. The peer reviewed explanation for the supernova anomaly is that when a star goes supernova neutrinos are released before the gamma rays....could be, but I am a sceptic. A determining factor would be if we can determine if the time delay correlates with supernova mass or does it correlate with supernova distance?

DWT predicts that the time difference should be a function of the distance and the wavelengths used (see section 30).

The predicted relation is:

            1.  Vf The higher light speed

            2.  Vs The lower light speed

            3.  Tf  The time of flight of the fast photons

            4.  Ts  The time of the slow photons

            5.  R = Vf /Vs

            6.  Distance = Vf (Time Delay) / (R-1)

3. Show experimentally that the maximum relativistic mass for a
    particle is limited to the Planck Mass.

Particle physicists may be able to accelerate massive particles to 0.9999999 times the speed of light
and see experimentally if the particles can exceed the Planck Mass. See Section 27.  Also see the paper entered in the 2013 FQXi essay contest “An Elephant in the Room” this goes into the details about how mass gets cut off from going to infinity. Check it out.

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