I have been wondering about this while I was studying photons. Is it possible to turn the mass of a body to or close to zero? Just wondering.
Quasi-particles can have all sorts of non-physical properties, because they are not physical particles. They simply help describe complex systems.In superconductors photons can behave as if they had mass.
The only way to do that is to reduce potential energy by mc². The only potential you have a chance to do this with is gravitational potential, and then we are talking a black hole and event horizon. There is no other way to do that which would be consistent with physics we know.Kalrag said:But do you have any theories how the sci-fi mass reductin might work?
No, and there aren't any. That is what makes it sci-fi. If it really worked it would be sci-fact.But do you have any theories how the sci-fi mass reductin might work?