What do we know about Holons and Spinons?

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What do we know about the holon and the spinon (the 2 particles that make up an electron)? And have these been accepted in physics?

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So I've heard that the holon is also called the chargon, which carries the charge of the electron. The spinon is responsible for the spin of the electron, then?
 
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Hi;

What do we know about the holon and the spinon (the 2 particles that make up an electron)? And have these been accepted in physics?

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Im no expert on the matter, but I think you might be misinterpreting what a holon and spinon actually are. According to Wikipedia they are quasiparticles. Quasiparticles and particles are not the same thing. The electron is still thought to be a fundamental particle (cannot be divided). Quasiparticles are a way of understanding the behavior of the electron.
 
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Hi;

What do we know about the holon and the spinon (the 2 particles that make up an electron)? And have these been accepted in physics?

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You definitely have misinterpreted what these are.

Note that if I have bare, non-interacting electrons, the concept of "holons" and "spins" don't exist, the same way the concept of "phonon" does not exist in a non-interacting system. These are many-body excitations, a collective effect. Their existence are verifiable. But they are not used in the way that you are thinking of.

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I think I get it, but I sort of don't at the same time. Are you saying it is like stating that a wave can be split up into two particles that carry amplitude and frequency?

So how do we know the holon and spinon quasiparticles exist?
 
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Sorry for the bump but I've been researching this for days and I can't find the answer....
 

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