Apart from the obvious problem that we'd have to create enough of them and somehow not let them decay, is there anything that would prevent a Higgs boson condensate?

  • $\begingroup$ Why not? Folks have demonstrated bose-like condensation of fermionic particles ( $He_3$ for example will pair-up to form bosonic units), for one thing. Disclaimer: I know very little about Higgs particles, so for all I know they're always in a condensate state. $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Sep 16 '15 at 12:38
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    $\begingroup$ @count_to_10 but surely the particles itself are much more energetic than that? $\endgroup$ – SuperCiocia Sep 16 '15 at 13:22
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    $\begingroup$ In a sense the Higgs field itself is a condensate, or rather the result of a tachyon condensation driving the electroweak symmetry breaking, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_mechanism and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachyon_condensation. $\endgroup$ – picop Sep 16 '15 at 15:33

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