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Mar712, 07:28 PM

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I did some casual reading on WP about geons. I understand that they have only been studied classically, and in a classical theory of course their angular momentum wouldn't even be quantized. But they were apparently intended as a candidate for the ultimate building blocks of nature. In that case, I don't understand where the halfintegerspin particles would come from, since you can't generate halfinteger angular momentum from orbital motion. Anyone know anything about this?




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Mar712, 11:42 PM

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Apparently it is possible to get fermions from bosons: http://arxiv.org/abs/condmat/0407140.



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