# Exploring Symmetry Breaking Phenomenon in a Physical System

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• TempleSweeper
In summary, our experiments found an interesting symmetry phenomenon in a complex physical mathematical system. It is similar to or a little similar to the process of water(or silica) freezing into ice(or glass). The total entropy of the system is decreasing as a result.
TempleSweeper
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Found some symmetry (breaking) phenominon in complex physical mathematical system, is there a possibility symmetry breaking is occuring?
In some experiments of a complex physical mathematical system, we found some symmetry phenomenon, very similar as symmetry breaking phenomenon, say, as translatable sysmmetry etc. These symmetry (breaking) phenomenon occurs in most of the parts of the system or some parts of the system. Can you say symmetry breaking is occurring in this system? You can think it as a voting. Do you support or deny it is occurring? Or give a probability that you think it is occurring. Thanks in advance!

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TempleSweeper said:
In some experiments of a complex physical mathematical system, we found some symmetry phenomenon very similar as symmetry breaking phenomenon, say, as translatable sysmmetry etc.
Can you post links to the journal articles describing these experiments? That will help to facilitate the discussion. Thank you.

Sorry, mentor. Factually our experiments are still in the labs and we have not published any paper about it yet Factually it is a complex physical mathematical system. And we know the total entropy of it is decreasing. Then in the experiment we found some symmetry phenomenon, say, translatable symmetry, very similar to, or at least a little similar to the process of water(or silica) freezing into ice(or glass) where symmetry breaking is occurring. .

This is way too vague...

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TempleSweeper said:
And we know the total entropy of it is decreasing.
If your system is not closed you'll need to describe the environment too (in addition to the system, that is still completely unclear). But if this is not published, and you think it is something new, please do publish it first. Once it passed peer review we can discuss it here.

TempleSweeper said:
our experiments are still in the labs and we have not published any paper about it yet
Sorry, per our rules we cannot discuss it at this point. We do not give any sort of pre-publication support, advice, or feedback. Once it has been published in the scientific literature, then we can discuss it here. Until then, this thread is closed.

## 1. What is symmetry breaking in a physical system?

Symmetry breaking in a physical system refers to the phenomenon where a system exhibits different properties or behaviors in different directions or orientations. This can occur due to external influences, such as temperature or pressure changes, or internal factors, such as structural defects or interactions between particles.

## 2. How is symmetry breaking studied in a physical system?

Symmetry breaking in a physical system can be studied through various experimental techniques, such as X-ray diffraction, neutron scattering, and electron microscopy. These methods allow scientists to observe the structural and/or dynamic changes in a system that occur as a result of symmetry breaking.

## 3. What are some examples of symmetry breaking in physical systems?

Examples of symmetry breaking in physical systems include ferromagnetism, where the magnetic moments of particles align in a specific direction, and superconductivity, where electrons move without resistance in a specific direction. Other examples include phase transitions, where a system changes from one state to another due to external influences, and crystal growth, where the arrangement of atoms or molecules becomes distorted due to surface defects.

## 4. What are the potential applications of studying symmetry breaking in physical systems?

Studying symmetry breaking in physical systems can have various applications, such as in the development of new materials with specific properties, understanding the behavior of complex systems, and improving technologies like magnetic storage devices and superconducting wires. It can also provide insights into fundamental physical principles and help advance our understanding of the natural world.

## 5. What are the challenges in exploring symmetry breaking phenomenon in a physical system?

One of the main challenges in exploring symmetry breaking phenomenon in a physical system is the complexity of these systems. They often involve a large number of particles and interactions, making it difficult to fully understand and predict their behavior. Additionally, the effects of symmetry breaking can be subtle and require sophisticated experimental techniques to observe and analyze. Another challenge is the need for interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists from different fields, such as physics, chemistry, and materials science, to fully understand and explore symmetry breaking in physical systems.

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