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SLAC Publication: SLACPUB17273
SLAC Release Date: July 10, 2018
On Magneticons and some related matters
Fryberger, David.
The name magneticon in this paper refers to a magnetically charged spin particle predicted by incorporating a
symmetry of classical electromagnetism, called dyality symmetry, into a certain model for the structure of pointlike
fermions. (Actually, it is anticipated that there would be a full spectrum, both hadronic and leptonic, of such
magnetically charged particles.) The lightest of these magneticons is anticipated to be leptonic in nature and
predicted to have the same magnitude of electroma... Show Full Abstract
The name magneticon in this paper refers to a magnetically charged spin particle predicted by incorporating a
symmetry of classical electromagnetism, called dyality symmetry, into a certain model for the structure of pointlike
fermions. (Actually, it is anticipated that there would be a full spectrum, both hadronic and leptonic, of such
magnetically charged particles.) The lightest of these magneticons is anticipated to be leptonic in nature and
predicted to have the same magnitude of electromagnetic charge (in Gaussian units) as the electron, except that it
is magnetic. Accompanying this spectrum of magnetic fermions, it is suggested that there may also be a second,
or magnetic, photon. After a brief introduction, the pair production cross section of magneticons by electronpositron
annihilation is derived using a lowest order quantum perturbation approximation suggested by a twopotential
Lagrangian form for classical electromagnetism, symmetrized through the use of spacetime algebra to
include magnetic charge and currents. A discussion of how these ideas might be included in other quantum
interactions involving magnetic charges and the magnetic photon is undertaken. These interactions include
electronmagneticon scattering and magneticon vacuum polarization loops. Possibilities for the observation of
these magnetic particles in past experiments, as well as future experiments, are explored, and some predictions are
made. Show Partial Abstract
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