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Wave-Particle Properties and Pair Formation of the Photon
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Fusion Plasma Physics. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, Alfvén Laboratory Centre for Space and Fusion Plasma Physics.
2008 (English)In: Frontiers In Modern Plasma Physics / [ed] Shukla, PK; Eliasson, B; Stenflo, L, 2008, Vol. 1061, 282-291 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Models of an individual photon having joint wave-particle properties, needle-like geometry, and spin cannot be based on conventional theory, but be deduced in terms of a revised quantum electrodynamic approach. In this paper the latter is applied to two-slit configurations and electron-positron pair formation: (a) Two-slit experiments performed earlier by Tsuchiya et al. and recently by Afshar et al. demonstrate the joint wave-particle properties of the individual photon, and agree with Einstein's argument against Complementarity. The present theory is consistent with these results. (b) The elementary electron-positron pair formation process is considered, with special attention to the involved orbits, conservation of energy, spin, and electric charge. The obtained model appears to be consistent with the process in which the created electron and positron move along two rays and have original directions along the path of the incoming photon. The nonzero electric field divergence of the theory is associated with all intrinsic local electric charge density. This may explain that the photon call decay oil account of the impact from all external electric field.

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2008. Vol. 1061, 282-291 p.
, Aip Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X ; 1061
Keyword [en]
Quantum electrodynamics, two-slit experiments, pair formation
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-38443ISI: 000260486000029ISBN: 978-0-7354-0591-2OAI: diva2:436811
ICTP International Workshop on the Frontiers of Modern Plasma Physics Location: Abdus Salam Int Ctr Theoret Phys, Trieste, ITALY Date: JUL 14-25, 2008
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-25 Last updated: 2011-08-25Bibliographically approved

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