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    quantum fluctuations

    I don't know much about quantum fluctuations. There must be instances where the products become permanent. Is there a reverse situation, where there are quantum fluctuations where matter spontaneously disappears, and in some instances it is permanent. Can this even be easily observed?
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    The products can only become permanent if energy is injected into the system and conserved quantities are conserved. It doesn't happen for isolated systems, something has to interact with the vacuum. And the requirement for conservation of some quantities means that matter won't just disappear, then most that could happen is that it could change form to something harder to spot. Again, conservation laws permitting.

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