Yesterday I finally looked into the so called Majorana equation and it is easy to find where the Dutch universities have gone wrong. At the technical universities in Delft and Eindhoven they use electrons together with a hole that supposedly has a positive electrical charge so that the overall combination of electron and hole is electrically neutral.
And it is very easy to explain: If I am in the right and electrons also carry magnetic charge, the above constellation of an electron and a hole is not magnetically neutral like, for example, the Cooper pairs of electrons in super conductivity.
They want unpaired electrons because the Cooper pairs live there in the nano wire where the super conductivity is so they do not consider an electron pair together with two holes because that is both magnetic and electrically neutral…
No, I do not think that in Delft they found the elusive Majorana fermion. But time will tell because if this way of quantum computing will keep on failing or never get anywhere, I can use that as a future reason of why electrons cannot be magnetic dipoles.
Here is a wiki about the Majorana equation, already at equation number 2 I am lost in the woods because the mass m suddenly goes to the other term in the equation.
And here is a short video from Youtube where the technical university of Eindhoven explains how they will try to prove the existence of the Majorana fermion as a quasi particle. The video is from 23 August 2017, that is only four and a half months ago.
From the wiki we have this information, what the differential operator with the ‘Feynman slash’ does is actually not important at all. The nice thing here is to understand what they try of find here:
A particle (or a collection of particles, the quasi particles) where all charge is compensated. Apperently the mass related to charge comes in with opposite charge and indeed if you can find solutions to such a wave equation you might hope to find it one day.
Yet in Delft and Eindhoven they hang on to the opinion that electrons are magnetic dipoles and as such they never had a need to put the ‘anti part’ of the magnetic dipole into the problem…
That was more or less what I had to say about the Majorana equation.
Of course I also wish you a happy new year! Till updates.