a new take on an old detector
There is a possibility that I have stumbled upon new physics.
At the center of this is a new effect with photographic emulsions and how they are used to detect elementary particles. Normally in standard photography and in nuclear track
recording, the film (or emulsion layer) is simply exposed to particles...photons in standard pictorial photography...or charged particles like electrons, protons and a whole host of others in the case of nuclear track recording.
Now, it is possible to amplify emulsions generally using a brief flash of light. This process of amplification saw some limited use in the area of pictorial photography (before everything turned digital), but was not used for (the detecting of charged particles) nuclear track recording.
It turns out that when this technique is used, that is, when an emulsion is simply exposed to the flash of light within our rich sea of elementary particles, we see new and unique particle tracks, which have never been seen or analyzed before.
This hints at the (presumably very small) probability that a well-known detector has another mode that has eluded researchers for 120 years since its first use as a detector of particles.
These tracks that are found using this technique are categorized in my paper Possible detection of tachyon monopoles in photographic emulsions
So far I have begun the characterization of the tracks and have investigated a few of their properties. This is a rich area of research and there are a vast number of things to be found.
I will use this blog to communicate questions, answers and insights surrounding this research.
Let's find out what this is.
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