Small Magnetic Charges and Monopoles in Nonassociative Quantum Mechanics

Martin Bojowald, Suddhasattwa Brahma, Umut Büyükçam, Jonathan Guglielmon, Martijn Van Kuppeveld

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Abstract

Weak magnetic monopoles with a continuum of charges less than the minimum implied by Dirac's quantization condition may be possible in nonassociative quantum mechanics. If a weakly magnetically charged proton in a hydrogen atom perturbs the standard energy spectrum only slightly, magnetic charges could have escaped detection. Testing this hypothesis requires entirely new methods to compute energy spectra in nonassociative quantum mechanics. Such methods are presented here, and evaluated for upper bounds on the magnetic charge of elementary particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number201602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume121
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2018

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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