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Electron falls into black hole. what happens.

  1. Nov 14, 2012 #1
    the electron falls and emits radiation. will it lose all it's energy by the time it reaches the event horizon or will it have enough (>2m) to produce a particle shower? Will other things happen?
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    You can probably work that our by realizing where the electron got all that energy from in the first place and how particle showers usually occur.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2012 #3
    you are right, didn't think there. So what happens then? What effect does the curved spacetime have on the electron?
     
  5. Nov 15, 2012 #4

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    Nothing special - the electron does not care about curved space-time.
    It'd alter the wave-function though... whenever you want to ask questions about relativity you have to say who is doing the observing and so on. When you want to do this for fundamental particles you have to talk about how the observing is happening. Otherwise everything is so general you won't get useful answers.

    Perhaps if you were to explain what it is about an electron that leads you to suspect that something special may happen, or what sort of phenomina you are interested in?
    For instance:
    http://iopscience.iop.org/0305-4470/12/10/022
     
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