I was actually pondering the existence of modern electronics, and the ability of a magnetic generator which applies a force to move electrons in a copper wire. As another energy source is used to turn the turbine (e.g coal, fuel - combustion, nuclear), the magnets apply a electromagnetic force against the electrons in the coil, and so too in the wire connected to the generator. Thus the power source alternates (i.e it move either way, the poles are changing - A.C) and the electrons are slammed across the resistors connected to the wire, applying energy to them. I was thinking would there be any other ways in which we could use particles like the electron to supply energy to devices? Maybe even slightly modifying the key fundamentals so that we could dramatically increase the energy output (yeild) ? I was considering the existence of a muon (i.e the heavy electron, ~207 greater in mass then the electron). What if we replaced this with the electron? Obviously there are major problems, - the first that the muon apparently has a finite life-time. Also they would probably be too unstable in a simple metal wire - they would probably not act the same as an electron, so material engineering would need to be considered to encase such a particle. - Still its intresting to think about such possibilities? Does anybody have any thoughts on this subject?