Possibility of tachyon monopoles detected in photographic emulsions
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Low-energy nuclear reaction experiments using photographic emulsions, including those by Urutskoev, et. al and Ivoilov, have shown unique particle tracks. Analysis of a sample population of these types of tracks suggests detection of magnetically charged particles with faster-than-light velocities. Particle kinetic energy was found from energy deposition and momentum was estimated from track curvature in magnetic fields. Measured values were plotted on a kinetic energy versus momentum graph and were found to fall in the v > c region. Track curvature was found to be parabolic, which is a signature for monopoles. Using the classical theory of tachyons, the plane of parabolic curvature suggests electrically charged tachyons detected as slower-than-light monopoles. Particle mass was computed, but is inconclusive. Further study is suggested to broaden this search.