High Energy Particle Physics


Neutron Star Safety Assurance Concerns to Particle Collider Operation of TeV-Scale P-P Collisions

Authors: Thomas B Kerwick

Astrophysical safety assurances based on White Dwarf (WD) longevity and Neutron Star (NS) longevity were proposed by Giddings and Mangano in the 2008 safety report [1] commissioned at CERN regarding the existential risks to Earth from hypothetical micro black holes (MBH) theorised as potentially creatable in Proton-Proton (P-P) collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the event that such TeV-scale MBH once produced would be stable. The WD safety assurance being stated as only applicable to MBH of dimensions D<8 and at no greater than 14 TeV energy levels, the NS safety assurance was therefore provided as the main astrophysical safety assurance (besides Hawking Radiation theory, and accretion estimates) outside these limits. Amid suggestions in outsider-debate [2][3][4] that the process of Hawking Radiation (HR) theorised on such TeV-scale MBH may prove less effective in practice than in its mathematical model, a closer look at the NS assurance is reasoned herein. This short paper presents concerns regarding the NS safety assurance as a solitary safety assurance for MBH of greater dimensions, and/or for MBH created at greater energy levels (> 14 TeV) than of those which a solid WD safety assurance [3] can provide.

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[v1] 2014-06-13 08:26:15
[v2] 2014-06-25 18:49:55
[v3] 2014-07-07 20:05:13
[v4] 2014-09-23 19:36:21
[v5] 2015-11-09 17:31:31

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