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Can the photon be described by a general particle model?
Author(s): Albrecht Giese
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The particle model presented here is able to explain the structure of leptons and quarks without reference to quantum mechanics. In particular, it is able to explain quantitatively the existence of inertial mass without any use of a Higgs field. - An essential difference from the Standard Model of present-day particle physics is the fact that in the model presented, particles are viewed as being not point-like but extended. In addition, it becomes apparent that the strong force is the universal force that is effective in all particles.

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Date Published: 10 September 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9570, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI, 95700Z (10 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187452
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Albrecht Giese, Consultant (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9570:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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