Re: PHYS: The world is safe from strangelets

Date: Sat Nov 18 2000 - 10:35:45 MST

In a message dated 11/18/2000 12:33:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Any remaining doubts over the
 strangelet danger have now been put to rest by Jes Madsen (45-8942-
 3670, of the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
 Madsen shows that light strangelets are highly unstable, heavy
 strangelets are difficult to make in the fireball environment of the
 collision, and medium-sized strangelets must have a positive charge,
 which precludes (through electrostatic repulsion) their assimilating
 any nearby (similarly positively charged) nuclear matter into a larger
 agglomeration. (Physical Review Letters, 27 November 2000; Select
 Articles.) >>
Crap! I wanted these particles to be a source of intersteller propulsion,
surpassing anti-matter. Back to the warp-core drawing board.

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