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What is a particle? A lesson from the photon
Author(s): Karl Otto Greulich
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In earlier contributions to this conference series, a photon model has been presented, where a cloud with a total charge of a Planck charge (qPlanck = e / √ α) oscillates. That model could explain, why electromagnetic radiation is transverse, why E = hν, why the spin of the Photon is 1 and why the Photon is self-propelling with speed “c”? Now it is shown, that a similar model explains mass and gravitation, again based on the Planck charge. The fine structure constant α, contained in the Planck charge, quantitatively governs all particle masses, predicts the mass of many particles exactly. Most masses of the heavy Quarks and Higgs Boson are predicted with accuracies better than 2 %. One of the predicted masses at 70 MeV/c2 cannot be ascribed to a known particle. However, its 1.5 fold is the Muon, its twofold is the Pion, and its sevenfold is a Kaon. All other leptons and hadrons are integer multiples of this mass m0 mostly with an accuracy better than 2 %.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8832, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V, 883218 (1 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023044
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Karl Otto Greulich, Fritz Lipmann Institute (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8832:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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