- Not to be confused with Universe 4411-6's elementary particle polaron.
A Polaron is a particle that does not respond to ordinary atoms but instead tends to gravitate around the magnetic fields of photons. If a photon strikes another magnetic field with sufficient force, there is interference in both fields and in this interference and only during this period of interference may a polaron be induced to react with normal matter by plunging through the much stronger magnetic fields of matter and destabilizing any atoms below it. If the molecules are tightly packed together e.g. in a solid, the van der Waal's forces are powerful enough to prevent total disintegration. However, this is not so for liquids or gases. Luckily, polaron collisions are relatively rare, and their effect on the environment is minimal.
It is known for certain that Polarons were discovered in the 2016-2020 time period, the 2020 Information Wipeout effectively erased most details of the discovery. All that can be known for sure (from the few remaining paper documents of that time) is that "a group of scientists researching at [illegible text, document was hopelessly smudged] detected an anomaly in interphotonic magnetic fields over the Arctic Circle. An hour later, the icebreaker JAS Hudson was run aground due to the spontaneous evaporation of 200 square feet of Arctic ocean. The group (the name of which the document did not mention) guessed there to be a correlation in between the events, and after much rechecking of data and the formation of a controversial formula, the reason was deliberated to be a nonmass particle that orbited photons and reacted with interphotonic magnetic fields, which they named the polaron. Also attributed to this group is-[documents were torn off at this point, other half never found]
Some critics have stipulated that paper is not an acceptable medium from which to glean information from. Other parties (and quite a few symposiums) say that it was the only medium from which to glean information.
The Missing AttributeEdit
Although extensive research has been made towards discovering the lost attribute, no ground has been covered.
Usage in societyEdit
Polarons can become "demagnetized" and separated from its photon component through an elaborate process involving the Trevors-Phalen Mass Centrosystemic Field. They can then be made to collide with other particles at the speed of light inside a Polaron Synchotron. As polarons are in essence fragments of light, this offers significant insights into the behavior of such nonmass particles. Before the invention of the Trevors-Phalen Mass Centrosystemic Field, polarons were demagnetized using an electromagnet, a kitchen knife and an electron beam.