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A Strange Black Hole Prediction

A Strange Black Hole Prediction

To make this prediction we first need to play with paper strips!

Take a strip of paper, join the ends, so you have a band. This is a model for a spin 0 particle.

Now give the paper strip 1 half twist before joining the ends. This is a model for a spin 1/2 particle.

Now give the paper strip 2 half twists before joining the ends. This is a spin 1 particle.

But things get strange..

Now give the paper 4 half twists before joining the ends. This is a spin 2 particle. The only one known is the hypothetical graviton, carrier of the gravitational force. But if you play around with this thing for a while it will suddenly flip into a double thickness band with 1 half twist!

This implies a graviton (spin 2) can transform into a spin 1/2 particle. Assuming charge is conserved this spin 1/2 particle must be neutral and that means a neutrino or some as yet unknown particle. So a Graviton can oscillate into a neutrino.

This is just a simple model, but if graviton oscillation exists the implications are deep. Graviton oscillation would change physics as we know it. Here are a few predictions..

Black holes evaporate
You could imagine that graviton oscillation requires high graviton pressure - meaning it only occurs in very intense gravitational fields such as black holes. This means black holes evaporate into spin 1/2 neutral particles.

Black Holes are an intense source of neutrinos
Assuming the neutral spin 1/2 particle is a neutrino then areas of intense gravity (such as black holes) will emit neutrinos. Black Holes are neutrino factories.

The Universe is expanding
An asymmetry in the oscillation (meaning graviton to spin 1/2 particle occurs more frequently than spin 1/2 particle to graviton) would lead to weakened gravity and this would cause inflation. Of course, the rate of inflation need not be constant.

Intense gravitational fields are the source of dark matter
Could the neutral spin 1/2 fermion particle account for dark matter? i.e. dark matter is produced by the decay of black holes.

The Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum is violated
A graviton oscillating into a spin 1/2 particle is a Boson to Fermion transition. Most physicists will hate this because it means the law of conservation of angular momentum is violated. But such a violation may be a way to detect graviton oscillation.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott